The survey says the AAP is poised to win 63 of the 117 seats in Punjab, and Akali-BJP combine’s voteshare will get halved. Goa is likely to be a hung Assembly due to a neck-and-neck battle between the BJP (15 seats) and the Congress (14) in the 40-member Assembly.
If the HuffPost-CVoter pre-poll survey in Punjab is to be believed, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is all set to win its second state after Delhi in the February 4 election.
The survey, published today on The Huffington Post also says the AAP will make almost no impact in Goa, which it said is headed for a hung Assembly.
All you need to know:
1. The HuffPost-CVoter pre-poll survey says the AAP is poised to win 63 of the 117 seats in Punjab assembly election . It says the Congress will be in the second place with 43 seats, while the incumbent Akali Dal-BJP alliance will barely manage 11.
2. The survey predicts that the AAP will sweep the Malwa region, considered the clincher in Punjab. It says the AAP, with a 36.8 per cent voteshare, has a 3.7 per cent lead over the Congress.
3. The survey says the Akali Dal-BJP voteshare is expected to halve. It says the AAP’s victory in the state will be bigger than the Akali Dal combine’s in the last election.
4. The survey also says the Congress’ Captain Amarinder Singh is the first choice as the next chief minister. Outgoing Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s approval ratings were down to 33.4 per cent in the survey.
5. The Punjab survey was conducted by CVoter late last month with a representative sample of 19,417 respondents covering all 117 seats.
6. The HuffPost-CVoter survey does not match with the India Today-Axis poll, which has given the Congress a clear lead in Punjab with 60-65 of the 117 seats.
7. On Goa assembly election , the HuffPost-CVoter survey says there is going to be a hung Assembly due to a neck-and-neck battle between the BJP (15 seats) and the Congress (14) in the 40-member Assembly. The AAP will win two, it says.
8. Interestingly, the BJP’s Laxmi Kant Parsekar, and not Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, has emerged as the top choice for Goa Chief Minister in the survey.
9. The India Today-Axis poll had said the BJP is set to retain Goa with a slender majority by winning 22-25 seats while the Congress may bag 12-14. Both the surveys agree on the AAP tally in Goa.
10. Punjab and Goa will vote on Saturday. The high-pitched campaign in both states ended at 5 pm today.
Courtesy: India Today