Bangalore. A pre-poll survey conducted in Karnataka reveals that if elections were to be held in Karnataka today, the winners would be the Congress. BJP would follow second, with better tally than last time
Ahead of the 2018 elections C fore conducted the Pre-Poll survey in the state between July 19 and August 10.
Their report gives the Congress anywhere between 120-132 seats and for the BJP it’s 60-72 seats. The Regional party JD(S) is expected to get 24-30 seats. It’s between 1-6 for others.
The report has stated that the expected vote share for the Congress is 43 per cent and for the BJP it’s 32 per cent. The JD(S) is expected to get 17 per cent.
C fore claims to have used systematic random sampling methodology in selecting respondents for this survey. A total of 24,679 voters were interviewed from 165 assembly constituencies using a structured questionnaire.
According to the report, the respondents were spread across 340 urban and 550 rural locations in the state.
The survey has also found out that CM Siddaramaiah’s pet scheme Anna Bhagya is the most appreciated by the respondents. This is followed by the Mid day meal scheme.
According to C fore, the most important problems being faced were drinking water shortage, bad roads, absence of garbage disposal and unemployment.
The report states that 53 per cent are somewhat satisfied with the Congress government in the state and that 46 per cent of the respondents would prefer Siddaramaiah as the CM once again.
C fore claims to have ensured that different castes and communities were represented in the sample in their actual proportion.
Credit- India Today