An earlier survey by the same group in January had made a similar claim

Opinion Poll DMK ahead of AIADMK claims People Studies of Loyola survey
news TN2016 Friday, May 13, 2016 - 17:20

An opinion poll released on Friday conducted by People Studies of Loyola claims the DMK has an edge over the AIADMK in terms of vote share in the May 16 assembly poll in Tamil Nadu.

The Times of India reported that the opinion poll was conducted in 177 assembly constituencies (in 39 parliamentary constituencies) and 8,064 voters responded to the survey from April 24 to May 10.

S Rajanayagam, the director of People Studies and Visual Communication professor at Loyola College on Friday said the poll predicts a vote share of 42.7per cent for DMK, 36.6per cent for AIADMK, 7.9per cent for DMDK-PWF alliance and 3per cent for PMK.

The survey found 41.1per cent of the respondents chose DMK chief M Karunanidhi for the chief ministerial post, 31.7per cent chose AIADMK general secretary and incumbent CM J Jayalalithaa, 10.1per cent chose DMDK chief Vijayakant and PMK CM hopeful Anbumani Ramadoss was favoured by 6per cent of the respondents.

An earlier survey by the same group for the period August 2015 to January 2016 had indicated that 26 per cent of the respondents were supporting the DMK in August 2015, which increased to 33.1 per cent in January 2016.

The same survey said 43 per cent of the respondents were supporting AIADMK in November 2014, which reduced to 34 per cent by August 2015 and further dwindled to 33.3 per cent in January.


Read more: Multiple surveys, conflicting numbers: Opinion polls are leaving TN voters confused


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