Whether we admit it or not, winnability rates one of the prime considerations of Filipinos for choosing a candidate. Surveys are said to indicate overall public opinion, no matter how some groups dismiss them as 'conditioning propaganda' inciting a bandwagon mentality among voters. Understandable in that people naturally cast their lot on a lamado than a dehado. And who would want to fight a losing battle anyway? It is a tendency reinforced by democracy, where majority opinion is valued while individuals are shot down as a blurry constitution of the majority.
I am not saying that Noynoy, or any leading candidate for that matter, automatically make a bad choice. What I am trying to urge you dear readers is to realize and understand why we are voting. Ultimately, it is a right not for the favor of any candidate, but for others' and our own sakes. Surveys do not matter. Our choices make and are those numbers. Have a solid reason for choosing your candidates, apart from winnability or general public sentiment. Make your vote matter. Vote with your conscience.