Byline: Michael Lim Ubac
THE RIVALRY BETWEEN THE campaigns of front-runner Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. and his closest opponent, Sen. Manuel Villar, has turned cut-throat with less than four months to go before the May 10 elections.
Yesterday, the Villar camp alerted journalists to the results of a Social Weather Stations candidate preference survey apparently showing that Villar had cut down the lead of Aquino to eight percent, if the two were to be pitted in a one-on-one race.
If the duel is only between Aquino and Villar, the SWS said, the formers 52 percent was within striking distance of Villars 44 percent, leading the Villar camp to crow that the latter was regaining momentum.
The undecided in this two-man race configuration was, however, pegged at 4 percent.
The survey, according …