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The Results Of High-octain Assembly Elections In Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa And Manipur Will Be Declared On March 11 And Two Days Before That, Political Research Organisations Have Started Churning Out Their Predictions Based On Assessment Of Public Opinion.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 10 Mar 2017, 01:27:38 PM
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New Delhi:

The hoopla of electoral predictions has started gaining momentum with the end of the restrictions set by the Election Commission on exit polls today.

The results of high-octane assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur will be declared on March 11 and two days before that, political research organisations have started churning out their predictions based on assessment of public opinion.

Research organisations often team up with leading media brands to gauge the public mood right after the polling. Based on these collective public opinions, they release the projected tally before the results are announced.

However, there are many instances when over-reliance on such predictions has given these teams a horrid time. In India, the guess work often turns out to be tricky and in many cases, wrong.

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With this, a question always arises that how accurate are the exit polls in country’s increasingly unpredictable atmosphere?

Live Coverage: 

UP (403) ABP-CSDS News 24-Chanakya Times Now-VMR India News-MRC India TV-C Voters India Today-Axis
BJP 164-176 285 190-210 185 155-167 251-279
BSP 60-72 27 57-74 90 81-93 28-42
SP-Congress 156-169 88 110-130 120 135-147 88-112
Others 2-6 3 8 8 8-20 6-15


Punjab (117) ABP-CSDS News 24-Chanakya Times Now-VMR India TV-C Voter India News-MRC India Today- Axis
SAD+BJP 19-27 9 7 5-13 7 4-7
Congress 46-56 54 48 41-49 55 62-71
AAP 36-46 54 61 59-67 55 42-51
Others 0-4 0 0 00 0-2 2


Uttarakhand (70) ABP-CSDS News 24-Chanakya India TV-C Voter India News-MRC India Today- Axis
BJP 34-42 53 29-35 38 46-53
Congress 23-29 15 29-35 30 12-21
Others  3-9 2 6 2 2-6


Goa (40) ABP-CSDS News 24-Chanakya India TV-C Voter India News-MRC India Today- Axis
BJP 000 000 15-21 15 18-22
Congress 00 00 12-18 10 9-13
AAP 00 00 0-4 7 0-2

02-8 8 4-9


Manipur (60) ABP-CSDS News 24-Chanakya India TV-C Voter India News-MRC India Today- Axis
BJP 000 000 25-31 000 16-22
Congress 00 00 17-27 00 30-36
Others 00 00 9-15 00 6-11



West Bengal assembly elections

Predicting the poll outcome of West Bengal in 2016 assembly elections proved out to be anybody’s game.

News channels were successful in predicting a landslide victory for the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC). Chanakya too had predicted 210 seats for TMC while C-Voter gave the party 167 seats. In the end, TMC won by 211 seats, which gave it the predicted landslide victory.

Assam elections

The exit polls had also given a correct overall picture of Assam as most polls predicted a BJP victory in Assam. After counting, BJP won in Assam with 86 seats, comfortably crossing the 64-seat number needed for majority.

Tamil Nadu elections

Most exit polls had predicted a defeat for the ruling AIADMK under the leadership of Jayalalithaa in the state. But AIADMK retained power as it won 136 seats in the 234-seat Tamil Nadu Assembly.

Bihar assembly election

AXIS MY INDIA’s exit poll report on Bihar assembly elections in 2015 showed a remarkable 100% accuracy rate.

While other agencies were sure of a lead by NDA over others, AXIS MY INDIA poll was the only one to predict JD(U)+ victory with a significant number of seats.

Lok Sabha polls 2014

During the bitterly-fought Lok Sabha elections, political research organization Today’s Chanakya came closest to correctly predicting the final tally in the 16th Lok Sabha elections.

The group had projected 340 seats for the NDA and 291 for the BJP and it turned out that the saffron alliance won 326 seats in the 543-member Lower House.

Apart from it, most exit and opinion polls got their results horribly wrong.


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First Published : 09 Mar 2017, 05:04:00 PM