Exit Poll

  • Exit polls only give rise to Sensex, I don't trust them: Akhilesh Yadav May 15, 2014

    Dismissing the exit poll results, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on day said he did not trust exit polls which only give rise to Sensex. "I dont believe in exit polls. They are not true and are only giving rise to Sensex", Yadav told reporters in Sitapur when asked about...
  • Shiv Sena would do better than exit poll predictions: Sanjay Raut May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed his party will do better than the exit poll projections in Maharashtra. Talking to reporters, Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, also said that MNS Sena's rival in Maharashtra for the Marathispeakers' votes would do badly in the polls. To another...
  • Exit pollsters deserve Nobel prize: Congress May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Exit pollsters "deserve the Nobel prize for miniaturization", the Congress said on Tuesday taking a dig at pollsters who have projected a poor show by the party in Lok Sabha polls. "Those who try and capture the essence of Indian polity in exit or opinion polls on sample sizes...
  • Postpoll survey: Who is leading the prime ministerial race? May 14, 2014

    According to CNNIBNCSDSLokniti postpoll survey there has been a steady growth in BJP prime ministerial pick Narendra Modi's popularity since July 2013. Then Modi had got just 19 per cent backing. It went up to 34 per cent in January 2014 and remained same in March and then touched 37...
  • Rahul vs Modi: Have urban voters redefined political leadership? May 13, 2014

    Almost 40 per cent of voters want Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister of India reveals CNNIBNCSDSLokniti postpoll survey. According to the survey there has been a steady growth in BJP prime ministerial pick Narendra Modi's popularity since July 2013. Then Modi had got just 19 per cent backing....
  • LS elections: Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad reject predictions of exit polls May 13, 2014

    Neither Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar nor his archrival and RJD chief Lalu Prasad agree with the exit polls. Nitish Kumar Tuesday refused to say anything on the exit polls that predicted the poor performance of his Janata DalUnited in the Lok Sabha polls. "It is a media exit polls (Yeh to...
  • Exit poll figures will be right, NDA will win 290305 seats: Amit Shah May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the postpoll surveys predicted the best ever performance by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the party's Uttar Pradesh incharge Amit Shah said the exit poll figures will not go wrong. In an interview to IBN18 Network Editorinchief Rajdeep Sardesai, Shah said, "The NDA will win 290305 seats and...
  • A Billion Votes: Exit polls project NDA win, what next? May 13, 2014

    The post poll surveys have given the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance a clear mandate with mission 272 being well within its reach this Lok Sabha election. While the BJP has welcomed the polls and is confident of victory under the leadership of its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,...
  • Jobs, investment should top agenda of new government: Vedanta chief May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Employment generation and revival of manufacturing and investment besides poverty eradication should top the agenda of the new government, Vedanta Resources Chairman Anil Agarwal said on Tuesday. "As industry awaits new government, reviving manufacturing & investments, generating employment and eradication of poverty to be top agenda," he tweeted. Exit...
  • LS polls: Narayanasamy dismisses exit poll projections May 13, 2014

    Kumbakonam: Dismissing exit poll projections Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Tuesday claimed that UPA will form the government at the Centre under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. "The UPA will form the government third time, under Rahul Gandhi, I believe..", Narayanasamy told reporters after offering prayers at the Sri Chakrapanisamy...
  • Exit polls manipulated, Modi will never be PM: Samajwadi Party May 13, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal has said that the exit polls, predicting a BJP victory, are manipulated and that the NDA can never come to power. ...
  • BJP upbeat as post poll surveys show Modi wave, Congress says wait for May 16 May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The post poll surveys have given the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance a clear mandate with mission 272 being well within its reach this Lok Sabha election. While the BJP has welcomed the polls and is confident of victory under the leadership of its Prime Ministerial candidate...
  • Authorities keep vigil on stock market as exit polls pour in May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: With exit polls predicting victory for the NDA in the elections, investors and market authorities are keeping a close watch on stock markets to guard against excessive volatility. The BSE benchmark Sensex on Monday closed at a new high of 23,551 points while NSE...
  • Congress will form government with third front support: Narayanasamy May 12, 2014

    Chennai: With TV channels coming out with results of exit polls, senior Congress leader and Union Minister in PMO, V Narayanasamy on Monday said that projections in 2004 and 2009 had proved wrong with the party sailing to power. Speaking to reporters, he also expressed hope that Congress will get the...
  • Election Commission's flip flop on exit poll ban May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission seems to be confused on the telecast of exit polls after voting ends on May 12 for all the 543 Lok Sabha seats. While Election Commissioner HS Brahma earlier said that exit polls cannot be telecast till May 16, the date when counting will be...
  • Nitish rebuffs exit poll surveys giving BJP a lead in Lok Sabha polls February 16, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has rebuffed the exit poll surveys that show the BJP and its prime minister nominee Narendra Modi doing extremely well in the Lok Sabha elections ...
  • Gehlot dismisses exit poll results, says wait for December 8 December 6, 2013

    Trashing exit polls, which have given a lead to the BJP in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said they are managed by opposition parties so that Independent candidates and rebels, if they win, could be attracted in the government formation. "Exit polls are managed by a few people related...
  • BJP will win more seats than predicted, says Raman Singh December 6, 2013

    With the exit and opinion polls predicting the BJP having an edge over Congress in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh said the surveys are correct but his party will win more seats than what is being predicted. BJP will register victory with good margin. The results will be much different from...
  • Rajasthan assembly elections: Anxious poll candidates seek astrologers' help December 6, 2013

    With polling for 199 of 200 seats in the Rajasthan assembly over and the results expected on Sunday, candidates have taken to visiting temples and meeting astrologers, anxious to know what lies ahead. In Churu constituency, polling was postponed to December 13 because of the death the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate. Astrologers...
  • The Last Word: What do the exit polls tell us about the mood of the Delhi voter? December 6, 2013

    The Delhi assembly elections saw a record voter turnout on Wednesday and exit polls are predicting a threeway thriller. Around 67 per cent of the electorate voted on Wednesday in the fiercely fought Delhi assembly polls billed as a litmus test for ruling Congress ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha polls. ...
  • Delhi exit polls add to confusion, huge range make them less accurate December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The exit polls, which are predicting the exit of Congress from Delhi, have failed to give a clearer picture. Each poll has given a different figure and the difference between these polls is huge which has led to more confusion. These polls have also given a face saver...
  • Exit polls do not affect me: Ajay Singh December 5, 2013

    Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh on Wednesday asserted that he was not dismayed by the exit polls predicting a Congress defeat in the state assembly elections. "Why should I be perturbed?" said Ajay, during an interaction with the media persons in Bhopal when asked if he...
  • Congress says does not trust exit polls as results indicate BJP's win December 5, 2013

    While the exit polls surveys indicate at a clear majority for BJP in the assembly elections, Congress has said that it does not believe in the exit polls and said that it will do well in all the 4 states. "People should not trust the exit polls. No one says...
  • Digvijaya Singh slams exit poll predictions, says its place is in the dustbin December 5, 2013

    Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has rubbished the exit polls, being aired on some news channels, predicting an edge for BJP over Congress in recentlyconcluded Assembly elections in five states. "There is no meaning in such exit poll results and they deserve to be consigned to dustbin," the Congress general secretary...
  • Election Commission bans exit polls till December 4 November 9, 2013

    The Election Commission has banned the publication and dissemination of exit polls of any kind in the five poll bound states from November 11 till December 4, when the Assembly elections are over. The Commission issued these orders and sent them to Chief Electoral Officers of all the five pollbound states...
  • Kannada is not a factor in the Karnataka elections: HR Venkatesh May 6, 2013

    CNNIBN's HR Venkatesh joined IBNLive readers on the possible role of language in the Karnataka elections. Q. Kannada is in threat in Bangalore. Do you think we need a party like MNS to protect our language and rights? Asked by: Sujith A. Hi Sujith, While I as a...
  • EC bans exit poll during Karnataka Assembly elections April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday banned the publication or broadcast of any exit poll during the period of Assembly elections in Karnataka. The EC also prohibited the display of any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, during the...
  • Opinion, exit polls have no scientific basis: CEC April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Friday said there is no scientific basis for exit and opinion polls and sought a ban on both saying these could be sponsored. Speaking at a panel discussion on "Is India's media becoming increasing unethical", he said the poll body wanted a...
  • Exit polls best for entertainment channels: Quraishi March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid a flurry of exit polls predicting the outcome of Assembly elections ahead of the March 6 results, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Sunday said such surveys should at best be on entertainment channels. "Opinion and exit polls should at best be on entertainment channels!," Quraishi tweeted this...
  • Blame me, not Rahul if we lose UP: Digvijaya March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: UPA General Secretary Rahul Gandhi may have attracted the crowds in Uttar Pradesh but not the votes with the Congress voteshare set to dip. Congress General secretary Digvijaya Singh put up a brave front and said that he and not Rahul will be responsible if the party does...