Asianet News released the results of its second opinion poll on Saturday ahead of Kerala assembly elections in May, and the results reaffirmed the results from the survey in its first phase, that the LDF is all set to win.
The second phase poll results show that LDF will get 40% of the votes, while UDF will secure 37% followed by BJP with 18% vote share. The first phase had predicted 41% vote share for LDF.
However, in terms of the number of seats, the poll results indicate fall in LDF seats from 77-82 seats to 75-81 seats. The first poll had predicted 55-60 seats for UDF, while the new poll indicates 56-62 seats for UDF. NDA's seat-share remain the same: 3-5 seats.
â€śWho will be the next Chief Minister of Keralaâ€ť was one prominent question in the poll. While 29% voters- according to the survey chose Oommen Chandy, 26% of voters chose opposition leader VS Achuthananthan. CPI(M) polit bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan and BJP State president Kummanam Rajashekharan secured 16% of votes each.
Ramesh Chennithala and KPCC President VM Sudheeran secured 6% and 4% respectively. In total, 42% of the voters showed support for LDF, while 39% voted for a CM from UDF. 16% of votes went to NDA.
Further, 56% voters said that actors contesting the election will turn favourable to the party. Majority of voters, according to the survey, said that solar scam has maligned UDFâ€™s reputation, while 56% of voters said that government cannot use liquor policy to garner votes.
The poll was conducted between April 7 and April 18.
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