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article imagePacquiao consistent winner in 2 separate senatorial surveys

By Leo Reyes     Dec 25, 2015 in Sports
Manila - If the 2016 Phl senatorial elections were held today, Manny Pacquiao would be one of the 12 winning candidates based on the result of two separate surveys conducted nationwide by Pulse Asia on Nov.8-15 and Dec. 11-14, 2015.
In the November 8-15 survey, Pacquaio ranked 7-10 while on the December 11-14 survey, he ranked 10-13, a significant drop in the ranking.
While there has been a significant change in Pacquiao's ranking in the latest survey his public awareness remains high although it also suffered a mild decline.
Pacquiao's public awareness was 96 percent during the November survey but it went down to 93 percent in the latest survey. Consequently his chances of winning has also declined.
Still, Pacquiao has consistently remained in the senatorial winning circle (Magic 12) despite the mild drop in his ranking in the December survey.
The ensuing survey results are expected to change dramatically when the official campaign period starts in February 2016 as candidates expound on their platforms during the campaign period.
Pacquiao is confident he will remain in the winning circle until end of the campaign period for the May 9 national elections.
Pacquiao, who is set to do his farewell fight on April 9, told his promoter Bob Arum during his visit to the US last October that he will quit boxing if he wins a senate seat next year.
"Bob, hopefully, by the middle of May I will have been elected senator in the Philippines, and at that point I cannot engage in boxing because I need to focus on the senate and I have to be in attendance," Arum told ESPN's Dan Rafael.
Pacquiao has yet to choose between Timothy Bradley and Terence Crawford for his April 9 fight. But WBA light welterweight champion Adrien Broner could be added to the Arum shortlist following Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz's disclosure that he had preliminary talks with Broner.
Arum has yet to react on the possible inclusion of Broner in his shortlist.
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