FOR former president and Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) standard bearer Erap Estrada, the public's reaction is more important than surveys, a television report said.

In the recent Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) survey in the period of January 28-February 3 with 3,000 respondents, Estrada remains in the third spot on presidential race.

The survey showed Estrada garnering 11.66 percent which is lower than the Pulse Asia survey which he gained 14 percent.

In the TNS survey, Liberal Party's Noynoy Aquino got the number 1 spot in the race with 41.54 percent, followed by Nacionalista Party's Manny Villar with 30.63 percent.

TNS is a company that conducts rating survey in radio and television stations. (Sunnex)