Exit polls suggest anti-incumbency factor at play

From pre-polls to exit-polls a huge swing in favour of DMK in Tamil NaduPTI
news TN2016 Monday, May 16, 2016 - 21:28

While pre-poll surveys conducted ahead of the state assembly elections indicated a clear victory for the AIADMK, exit polls released by various agencies on Monday after polling concluded show a clear majority in favour of the DMK front.

According to the exit polls, the anti-incumbency factor might just come into play once again in the state, as DMK leads in all polls, except for the Times Now- C Voter exit polls.

Pre-poll surveys

As per the pre-poll surveys, AIADMK had a clear victory margin, with Times Now- C Voter- India TV indicating a 130 majority and the Puthiya Thalaimurai survey indicating a 164 seat share. The BJP failed to make any in roads, hardly securing one seat, according to the News7-Dinamalar survey.

The News 7-Dinamalar survey was probably the closest to the exit polls, showing a DMK majority at the state asasembly.

Exit polls

As per the exit polls, the DMK-Congress front leads in front, securing upto 140 seats according to the India Today- Axis My India. The BJP continues its dismal performance in the exit polls as well, predicted to secure a maximum of four seats, as per Today’s Chanakya.

Meanwhile, Times Now- C Voter continues to predict an ‘Amma wave’, with 139 seats to AIADMK and 78 seats to DMK. 

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