India Loksabha Election Results 2009 : Exit Polls Summary

16 May 09 Update:

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Below is a summary of exit poll predictions for India Election Results 2009. However looking at the dismal record of opinion and exit polls in India, we need to look at these numbers more as entertainment than information. Can’t really blame the pollsters as conducting representative sample polls in a country of the size and diversity of India seems almost like an impossible task.

Surprisingly polls by all channels are getting similar figures. So either they 1) are all getting it right 2) are all getting it worng 3) The 3-4 polling agencies synced up their figures so that no one poll company gets all the blame if they again get it very wrong.

* India TV’s Maharashtra predictions are –
Maharashtra 48:
Cong 12, NCP 13, BJP 12, Shiv Sena 11

Party CNN-IBN
Dainik Bhaskar
Star News
Nielsen
India TV
cvoter
Cong 153 157 152
Cong
Allies
42 45 43
BJP 143 154 143
BJP
Allies
32 44 46
Left 35 36 34
BSP 30 25 27
SP NA 24 22
TDP NA 10 NA
AIDMK NA 9 NA
Other 108 39 76
Total 543 543 543

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