The Punjab Assembly elections will be held in single phase on February 4, 2017. The state has witnessed hectic campaigning by all the main political contenders including SAD, Congress and AAP. Various media agencies have conducted opinion poll surveys to gauge the mood of the voting public to know which way the wind is blowing.
Although it is difficult to predict the outcome of Punjab Assembly elections 2017, there is no doubt that the Aam Aadmi Party is going to be a crucial new contender in the race this time. In the last Assembly elections held in 2012, the SAD-BJP alliance won majority. This time around, it faces the challenge of anti-incumbency. Besides, the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party are going to give a tough competition to the ruling alliance.
Punjab Assembly Elections 2017: Opinion Poll Results
|India Today-Axis||Jan 2017||18-22||56-62||36-41||1-4|
|India Today-Axis||Oct 2016||17-21||49-55||42-46||3-7|
|VDP Associates||Oct 2016||6||15||93||3|
|TV24 India||August 2016||20-25||27-35||70-80||N/A|
|India Trending Now||August 2016||9-14||16-20||85-89||N/A|
|HuffPost-C Voter||March 2016||6-12||8-14||94-100||0-3|
India Today-Axis Opinion Poll on PunjabAccording to a pre-poll survey conducted by India Today in association with Axis in December 2016, a down-and-out Congress may finally make a stunning comeback in Punjab in the coming assembly elections in the state which are scheduled to be held exactly a month from now. The opinion poll has given the Sonia Gandhi-led Congress party 56 to 62 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly. The Akali Dal-BJP combine has been in power in Punjab for two consecutive terms and they are facing a strong anti-incumbency. They may be reduced to just 18 to 22 seats. The other contesting party is BSP, which commands sizeable Dalit votes in the state. It may bag one to four seats.
As revealed by the survey, 33 per cent of the respondents said they want Amarinder Singh as their Chief Minister while incumbent Parkash Singh Badal is favoured by 22 per cent. Kejriwal also makes it to the list by being the choice of 16 per cent of the respondents. Others in the reckoning are Bhagwant Mann (9 per cent), Navjot Singh Sidhu (5 per cent), Sukhbir Badal (3 per cent) and HS Phoolka (1 per cent). A whopping 39 per cent of the respondents said the BJP should end its alliance with the Akali Dal while 28 per cent were okay with the alliance. Punjab will vote in a single-phase election along with Goa on February 4. The results will be counted on March 11.
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Punjab Opinion Poll by Lokniti-ABP NewsThe ABP News-Lokniti-CSDS opinion poll has projected that the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP combine are going to be locked in a tough contest with the Congress in Punjab and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) coming third. It gave 50-58 out of the total 117 seats to the SAD-BJP alliance, 41-49 to the Congress and 12-18 to the AAP.
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India Today-Axis Opinion Poll on Punjab Assembly Elections 2017Results of the India Today-Axis Opinion Poll, published on 13 October 2016, have indicated that if elections were to be held in Punjab today, the Congress would win 49 to 55 seats and emerge as the single largest party in the state. Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which had triggered massive interest among voters but also bitter dissent within, is predicted to be a close runner-up with 42 to 46 seats. The Congress tally would fall short of the majority mark in the 117-member state Assembly, because of which it may to go for an alliance with Navjot Singh Sidhu's newly formed Aawaz-e-Punjab. Sidhu's party might manage to secure a few seats and help the two reach the magic figure of 59 in order to form government in the state. With a sample size of 6,552, the survey was conducted on the basis of one-on-one interviews and a set of questions covering all 117 constituencies of the state.
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Punjab Election 2017 Opinion Poll by VDP Associates
Punjab Election 2017 Opinion Poll by India Trending Now
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Punjab Election 2017 Opinion Poll by TV24 India
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Punjab Election 2017 Opinion Poll by HuffPost-C VoterWhat should come as a surprise for many, the recently conducted opinion poll by HuffPost-CVoter has indicated an emphatic win for the Aam Admi Party (AAP) in the upcoming Punjab assembly elections in 2017. The AAP is expected to get anything between 94 and 100 seats in the 117-seat Punjab Legislative Assembly. It’s a sharp rise from the poll projection in 2015.
|Party / Alliance||Seat Projection (April 2015)||Seat Projection(March 2016)|
According to the CVoter-HuffPost poll, the Congress Party is in the second position but trailing by a long margin. It is expected to win 8-14 seats in the Assembly, down from the 12-18 seats projected in 2015. The SAD-BJP alliance is a distant third with the party is unlikely to win more than 6-12 seats.
Punjab Election 2017 Opinion Poll by VDPAssociates
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as per Opinion Poll July 2016
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the 2012 election
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Last Updated on Jan 10, 2016