Delhi polls: India Today-Cicero opinion poll says 'CM candidate' is the biggest factor

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Bengaluru, Jan 23: What is the most important determining factor in the February 7 Delhi election? According to an opinion poll conducted by the India Today Group and Cicero, 51 per cent of the respondents thought the issue of chief ministerial candidate is the most important one. [Delhi divided over projection of Kiran Bedi as the CM candidate by the BJP]

Party accounted for 23 per cent while other issues were voted for by just 15 per cent. [Follow special coverage of the Delhi assembly election 2015]

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The BJP has fielded former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate while former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is the CM candidate of his party, the Aam Aadmi Party.

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However, in the race as the most-preferred chief minister, Kejriwal was leading the race with 41 per cent votes while Bedi was placed second with 38 per cent score, according to the opinion poll. Former Union minister Ajay Maken of the Congress was a distant third with just 12 per cent of the respondents backing him.

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