A pre-poll survey conducted by C-Voter predicts that while the AIADMK will gain more seats than the DMK in the upcoming Assembly elections, but the party is likely to fall two seats short of majority in a house of 234.
The poll conducted by C-Voter for India TV projected that the DMK, which is locked in a fierce battle with the AIADMK, may get a boost this time to 101 seats from 31 last time. BJP may draw a blank, with 'Others' projected to win 17 seats.
Vote percentagewise, AIADMK's vote share may fall to 41.1%, down from 51.9% last time, while the DMK-led alliance's vote share may stay stable at 39.5%. BJP's voteshare is projected to rise to 5.0, from 2.2 last time.
BJP may draw a blank, with 'Others' is projected to win 17 seats. Vijayakanthâ€™s DMDK, the Peopleâ€™s Welfare Front and Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has been classified under the â€˜Othersâ€™ category. BJP is unlikely to win anything on its own without an alliance.
AIADMK+ is projected to win 116 seats, down from 203 seats 5 years ago, while the DMK+ may rise to 101 from 31 last time.