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Uttarakhand Opinion Poll

The hill state of Uttarakhand goes to elections on February 15, 2017 in single phase to select representatives to its 70-member Vidhan Sabha. Predicting the exact outcome of the Uttarakhand assembly elections can be a little tricky. Nonetheless, one thing is for certain: the race for majority is going to be a fight to the finish. The Congress will work hard to retain power in the face of anti-incumbency and its dwindling fortunes in other states. In the last Assembly elections held in 2012, no party got majority. The Congress was the single largest party and it forged a post-poll alliance with the PDF to form government in the state. The BJP was the runner-up and it sat in opposition.

A pre-election survey conducted internally by Uttarakhand's ruling party Congress has predicted that the party is going to win 33 out of 70 seats in the state going to polls early next year. Uttarakhand Congress president Kishore Upadhyay claimed that the survey also shows the party in a formidable position in another 10 seats. He interpreted the results as an indication that the Congress may win 43 seats and said that if it becomes true, it will be the biggest electoral victory for a party in the history of the state.

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017: Opinion Poll Results

Media AgencySurvey DatesINCBJPOthers
Uttarakhand Post10th Jan 201736295
ABP News-Lokniti5th Jan 201722-3035-43-
India Today-Axis5th Jan 201718-2341-462 - 6
India Today-Axis14th Oct 201626-3138-431 - 4

Following is a detailed break-up of the results of different opinion polls conducted by independent media agencies:

India Today-Axis Opinion Poll on Uttarakhand

Among the five states going to polls early in 2017, Uttarakhand is the only one where there is a direct fight between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The India Today-Axis Opinion Poll shows that the Congress will find it difficult to retain power in this hill state. The opinion poll has given BJP 41 to 46 seats in the 70-seat Uttarakhand legislative assembly. The Congress is predicted to win 18 to 23 seats while others could get 2-6 seats. The survey also showed that the BJP is way ahead of Congress and other parties in terms of vote share. While the BJP is expected to get 45 per cent of vote share, Congress may come a distant second with 33 per cent of vote share. Others just 22 per cent. The opinion poll shows that BJP's B.C. Khanduri is a popular choice for the chief minister's post. However, there is a tight contest between Khanduri and incumbent Harish Rawat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move is not going to affect the BJP's poll prospects as a majority of respondents (79 per cent) view the note ban as good.

PartySeat Share
BJP41 - 46
Congress18 -23
Others2 - 6

ABP-CSDS Opinion Poll Uttarakhand Election 2017

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India Today-Axis Opinion Poll on Uttarakhand Assembly Election 2017

Results of the India Today-Axis Opinion Poll, published on 13 October 2016, have indicated that if elections were to be held in Uttarakhand today.
PartySeat ShareVote Share %

Uttarakhand Assembly Election 2017 Opinion Poll by VDPAssociates

*Sample Size :- Not available.
Date: 16 July 2016
PartySeat ShareVote % Sharing

Uttarakhand Region wise Vote Share


Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly Election in 2012 Party Wise Results

Party NameSeats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)31
Indian National Congress (INC)32
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)3
Uttarakhand Kranti Dal(P) UKD(P)1
Independent (IND)3

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January 06, 2017 04:09 PM
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