Pre-poll survey by C Fore predicts Congress win in Karnataka Assembly elections

Conducted across between 165 constituencies, the C-Fore survey used a random sample of 24,679 respondents between July 19 and August 10, 2017.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 22, 2017 1:24 pm
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Ahead of the Karnataka Assembly polls that will take place early next year, a pre-poll survey conducted by C Fore has predicted a Congress win, if the elections were to be held today. C Fore, a research organisation has predicted that Congress might win 120 to 132 seats, while the BJP would finish second with 60 to 72 seats. JD(S) meanwhile is expected to win 24 to 30 seats in the 225 member assembly.

Conducted across 165 constituencies, the survey used a random sample of 24,679 respondents between July 19 and August 10, 2017. When it comes to vote share, the survey predicts Congress bagging 43 per cent, while BJP and JD(s) will get 32 per cent and 17 per cent.

When it comes to satisfaction, the survey shows that 53 per cent of the respondents are only partially satisfied with the ruling government in the state. Only 18 per cent are extremely satisfied and 29 per cent are not satisfied. The survey also puts current Chief Minister Siddaramaiah as the most popular CM with 46 per cent of respondents favouring him. BJP Karnataka president BS Yeddyurappa is popular among 27 per cent of the respondents.

About 28 per cent of the respondents believed that the previous BJP government functioned better against the 44 per cent who believed in the present Congress government. The survey also revealed that Anna Bhagya, the pet project of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is the most popular scheme among the respondents. Mid Day Meal scheme of the government comes next in the list.

BJP Chief Amit Shah, however, during his visit to Karnataka earlier this month said, ‘Ab Ki Baar, BJP Sarkar’ (This time, a BJP government). He also added that the BJP government’s goodwill shown in terms of development grants given to the state will reap benefits and that BJP will form the government under the leadership of B S Yeddyurappa. Congress, meanwhile, is confident of their win in the state with Siddaramaiah at the helm.

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    Atul
    Aug 24, 2017 at 11:43 am
    There is no need for a survey.Even I can say that the Congress will win.There are two reasons.One,people south of Vindhyas are not aware of the BJP for any reason and once given chance under Yeduyerappa,he was involved in some land scam and thrown out of the party.He formed his party and got maximum seats but not enough to form a Govt and then he was again admitted to the BJP.So no money shouldbe wasted on anymore survey.There is one more reason though the people may not agree.They do not want to learn Hindi and they feel that any non Congress dispensation will impose Hindi.That is why in TN it is either DMK or AIADMK Andhra of course Chandra Babu has defeated the Congress because of the creation of Telangana.And In Kerala with 100 literacy they vote only the CPM front or Congress front.Telangana I dont mention because the CM is just like a Congress CM.
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    1. Libral Culture
      Aug 24, 2017 at 11:33 am
      Yes, Congress government under Siddharamaiah has done much better than BJP government under Yeddyurappa. However, I do not believe in these opinion poll.
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        San
        Aug 24, 2017 at 11:12 am
        Fake HINDUTVA may be Rooted out from every corner of the country.
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          Brak
          Aug 24, 2017 at 11:10 am
          Congress May win 525 Seats in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. The Results go this way when people are fed up with ruling party and show their anger this way like they did with Congress in 2014, and now BJP is 100 times worse than all previous Government of past.
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            THATHAMAN
            Aug 23, 2017 at 10:55 am
            KANNDIGA PRIDE WILL DEFEAT DIVISIVE HINDUTVA IN KARNATAKA. THE BEGINNING OF END RSS PRACHARAK MODI AND GUNDA( See his face) sHAH IS CLEARLY VISIBLE LIKE THE END OF HITLER AND HIMMLER. SMALL DROPS MAKES OCEANS. Dher hai ji-ANDHER NAHI. STATE BY STATE UPA MARCHES AHEAD UNDER LEADRSHIP OF MADAM SONYA RAJIV GANDHI. SHE DID IT 2004. SHE WILL FROM NOW ON
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              SubbuI
              Aug 23, 2017 at 11:06 am
              Absolutely true
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                INDIAN
                Aug 23, 2017 at 11:11 am
                People will reject Modi for false Promises and all lies he tells and Shah will be rejected for ugly face. CRIMINAL Background Deveish at ude
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