As the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the poll schedule for West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry Assembly elections 2021, ABP Network released the findings of its final opinion poll survey across the three regions. Along with research partner C-Voter (Centre for Voting Opinion & Trends in Election Research), the network conducted opinion poll surveys to provide a clearer picture of how the ballot game stands in these regions.
ABP Network had recently conducted the first round of opinion poll for the five states in January, wherein UPA was leading in Tamil Nadu, LDF in Kerala, TMC in West Bengal and NDA in Assam and Puducherry. What’s more is that, these opinion polls mark the beginning of ABP Network’s reign in the southern region as the network is soon likely to enter the Tamil Nadu market.
The ABP Network-C Voter survey has revealed that as per public opinion, TMC is leading in West Bengal with 42.8% vote share (148 to 164 seats), followed by BJP with 38.0% vote share (92 to 108 seats).
When asked, ‘Who do you think is the most suitable candidate to be the Chief Minister of West Bengal?’, 54.5% supported Mamata Banerjee from TMC and 24.6% backed Dilip Ghosh from BJP.
UPA is leading in Tamil Nadu with 41.4% vote share (154 to 162 seats), whereas NDA stands second with 28.6% vote share (58 to 66 seats).
When asked, ‘Who do you think is the most suitable candidate to be the Chief Minister of Assam?’, 43.3% supported ‘Sarbananda Sonowal’ from BJP and 26.4% backed Gaurav Gogoi from INC.
As for the methodology and survey details, the CVoter survey reached out to a total of approximately 8796+ people in Kerala, 1647 + people in Puducherry, 16457+ people in Tamil Nadu, 4776 + people in Assam and 38932 + people in West Bengal making it a total of 70608 + people. It was conducted through CATI (Telephonic survey).