Opinion Poll

  • EC cautions media against broadcast, print of opinion polls 16-04-2014 03:28 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday cautioned media against broadcasting or publishing any opinion poll till the completion of the Lok Sabha polls on May 12. In a communication, the EC referred to the opinion poll broadcast by a TV channel on April 14 and said it included results of 111...
  • Won't support Modi even if BJP gained post elections: Mulayam 31-03-2014 10:21 AM

    New Delhi: Denying any Narendra Modi wave in the country. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday made clear that his party will not support the BJP even if the party gained post elections. Taking a jibe at the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mulayam said Modi is working hard but...
  • We cannot ban opinion polls: Chief Election Commissioner 30-03-2014 08:09 PM

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath said on Sunday said the Election Commission cannot ban opinion polls as parliament has already framed a law. "Parliament has framed a law and the exit poll has been under it. But there is no prohibition on opinion poll so we cannot ban it,"...
  • EC not to ban opinion polls, wants Centre to make law 30-03-2014 01:44 PM

    The broadcast and publication of opinion polls is unlikely to be restricted in the coming months as Election Commission has told the Law Ministry that it will not take such a step using its powers under the Constitution and it wants the government to come out with a law on...
  • Wary of pollsters, many draw election tips from bookies 26-03-2014 05:29 PM

    New Delhi: Despite India's prohibitions on gambling, anyone keen to bet on who will be the next occupant of the prime minister's residence at 7, Race Course Road can call a closely guarded phone number, or find the right doorway in a city backstreet. The world's largest democracy goes to...
  • Opinion polls: AAP writes to EC, seeks guidelines to fix accountability 18-03-2014 05:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has written to the Election Commission demanding clear guidelines to media houses and survey companies conducting opinion polls in order to fix accountability. "The Aam Aadmi Party does not favour a blanket ban on opinion polls, but would like to request the Election...
  • Opinion polls underestimate AAP, paid media a concern Yogendra Yadav 05-03-2014 08:49 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav said that most candidates are buying local media. "This is not buying advertisement space this is paid news. New party underestimated by opinion polls," Yadav said. ...
  • Kejriwal seeks guidelines on opinion polls 03-03-2014 02:58 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged the Election Commission to ensure a code for the telecast and publication of opinion polls ahead of the Lok Sabha election. In a separate letter, the former Delhi chief minister asked the News Broadcasting Standards Authority to probe...
  • Maken appeals EC to file FIR against 11 survey agencies 26-02-2014 11:51 PM

    Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken reacted to the expose made by a private news channel of alleged malpractices in opinion polls saying that the Election Commission should file an FIR against the 11 survey agencies mentioned in the report. ...
  • Congress party demands opinion poll ban after sting operation 26-02-2014 10:36 PM

    New Delhi: The ruling Congress party, which surveys suggest will be ousted from power in elections due by May, called on Wednesday for opinion polls to be banned during the campaign after a TV news report alleged survey data was routinely manipulated. The News Express channel said a "sting operation"...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 26-02-2014 10:27 PM

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  • Is the attempt to ban opinion polls an over-reaction? 26-02-2014 10:18 PM

    A day after a private news network exposed the alleged malpractices by survey agencies, the Aam Aadmi Party has called for regulation of opinion polls. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav appealed to the Election Commission to set up a separate regulatory body for opinion polls. ...
  • News 360: Navy Chief DK Joshi quits after INS Sindhuratna mishap 26-02-2014 08:31 PM

    Taking responsibility for accidents involving warships during his term, Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned on Wednesday. The government has accepted Admiral DK Joshi's resignation with immediate effect. ...
  • The Last Word: After sting operation should opinion polls be banned? 26-02-2014 06:05 PM

    After the expose by a private news channel revealed alleged malpractices by survey agencies, CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks panel of experts whether opinion polls should be banned in the country or not. ...
  • AAP calls for regulatory body to monitor opinion polls 26-02-2014 05:45 PM

    New Delhi: A day after a private news network exposed the alleged malpractices by survey agencies, the Aam Aadmi Party has called for regulation of opinion polls. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav appealed to the Election Commission to set up a separate regulatory body for opinion polls. He opposed the idea...
  • Over 60 per cent Delhiites will choose AAP if polls held again: Opinion poll 27-01-2014 11:40 PM

    Sixty-three per cent Delhiites would vote for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) if the state assembly polls were held tomorrow, a survey revealed on Monday. A total 51 percent of the city's electorate also said they would vote for the AAP if general elections were held tomorrow. The ABP News-Nielsen...
  • Manish Tewari trashes opinion polls, says Congress will be back in power 24-01-2014 04:22 PM

    Union Minister Manish Tewari on Friday debunked results of opinion polls giving some weightage to BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, saying those who have given prime ministerial candidates will sit in Opposition. "After demolishing all surveys and analyses, when results of 2014 Lok Sabha elections come, you'll find that...
  • AAP against ban on opinion polls, but wants details to be made public 09-01-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: Even as the government mulls a ban on opinion polls, the Aam Aadmi Party has said that it is in favour of opinion polls, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the party opposes a ban on opinion polls. "We are against a ban on opinion polls. But the...
  • Delhi election results: Arvind Kejriwal credits victory to people 08-12-2013 03:35 PM

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal credited his party's stunning debut to the people. "This is a win for the people, for Indian democracy. This is not my victory. It is the victory of the people of New Delhi," he said. ...
  • Sheila paid the price for failure of central leadership: Manu Singhvi 08-12-2013 11:12 AM

    Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has conceded defeat for the party in Delhi. The Congress leader claimed that Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has paid the price for soaring onion and vegetable prices in Delhi. ...
  • High on election results, AAP supporters celebrate 'dream' debut 08-12-2013 11:00 AM

    AAP supporters thronged the party office in high numbers to celebrate party's good showing in the Delhi Assembly elections. According to latest results, the BJP is leading in 33 seats while the AAP is leading in 25 seats. The Congress is leading only in 9 seats and other parties in...
  • Battle for States: Election analysis on CNN-IBN 08-12-2013 09:29 AM

    The counting of votes for the four states - Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhathhisgarh ans Rajasthan has begun. While BJP and Congress are locked in a direct battle in Madhya Pradesh, Chhathhisgarh ans Rajasthan, Delhi is seeing a three-way battle with the Aam Aadmi Party entering the fray. ...
  • Delhi: Post-poll survey predict return of BJP 07-12-2013 11:31 PM

    The voters of Delhi seem to have pressed the exit button for the Congress in the December 4 Assembly elections. The ruling Congress is likely to be relegated to the third position after 15 years in the office. ...
  • Delhi records 67 per cent voter turnout 04-12-2013 11:12 PM

    As Delhi went to polls on Wednesday, all the attention went to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and the two other chief ministerial aspirants Arvind Kejriwal and Dr Harsh Vardhan who went to the respective polling booths to cast their votes. Sheila Dikshit, who is eyeing a fourth term in power,...
  • Post-poll survey: Chhattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan and Delhi 04-12-2013 06:47 PM

    The debate gives a sneak preview of how the battleground states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Delhi have voted. The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to deliver a sucker punch to the Congress by winning Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan comfortably. ...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 15-11-2013 11:15 PM

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  • News 360: Sachin misses century, billion hearts broken 15-11-2013 08:54 PM

    Not physically but 1.2 billion Indians virtually accompanied Sachin Tendulkar - with a tear in the eye and a lump in the throat - as he took the long walk off the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, perhaps for the last time in a career that started exactly 24 years ago...
  • EC writes to Law ministry, asks to ban opinion polls from the date of notification 15-11-2013 08:25 PM

    After getting fresh support from various political parties, the Election Commission has written to the Ministry of Law and Justice for a ban on opinion polls from the date of notification of elections. In a communication to the Law Ministry, the Election Commission has said that a total of 15...
  • EC forwards views on opinion polls to Centre, majority favour ban 15-11-2013 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has sent a compilation of views of various political parties on opinion polls to the Central Government. The Commission refers to its previous view of banning opinion polls in 2004 and how it was a unanimous view that publishing the results of...
  • Don't ban opinion polls, but bring in a code of conduct for pollsters

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the land of astrologers and soothsayers, it is faintly amusing to see our politicians in a lather over opinion polls. The very netas who...