By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
January 11, 2019
Asking people whether they hope for the better this year is confusing them on some abstract and vague notion and playing on their tendency to hope for the better and to be hospitable, careful and even fearful of those in power, especially when they are extremely intimidating.
For asking such a slanted general question and getting 96 per cent of respondents to express hope and to favor the Duterte regime, the SWS proves itself stupid, deceptive, mercenary and obsequious to those in power and those agents who pay for the poll survey.
Why doesn’t the SWS ask people such simple concrete questions whether they like the soaring prices of basic goods or services, the extra-legal killings, the corruption of those in power, the sell-out of sovereign rights to China and so on?
The SWS must also make sure beforehand that the class structure (if any) of their poll respondents respects the fact that at least 95 per cent of the population belong to the low-income strata of the middle class and the lower class of low wage-earners, underemployed and unemployed.