Kolkata, May 14: It's another five days before the results of this year's Assembly election in West Bengal, which took place in seven phases between April 4 and May 5, come out. This year's election was unique since the Left and Congress reached an understanding to defeat the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) led by Mamata Banerjee.
Here we have a look at all the pre-poll surveys that were conducted ahead of the Bengal election and the results they have predicted. On May 19, we will see who hit the bull's eye or who went wide off the target.
|WEST BENGAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2016|
|Opinion polls (Total seats: 294)|
|ABP-AC Nielsen Poll 1* (February 2016)||182||Left+Congress 107||-||0||5|
|India TV-CVoter (March 2016)||156||114||13||4||7|
|ETV Bangla* (March 2016)||201||34||27||1||3|
|ABP-AC Nielsen Poll 2* (March 2016)||178||Left+Congress 110||-||1||5|
|24 Ghanta-GFK Mode (March 2016)||200||Left+Congress 90||-||1||3|
|Times Now-India TV-CVoter (April 2016)||160||106||21||4||3|
* The first ABP-AC Nielsen survey results, released on February 18, said if the Left-Congress alliance was not held, then the TMC's seat tally could go up to 197 and the Left's and Congress's tallies could come down to 74 and 16, respectively. [A look at all pre-poll survey results in Assam]
*ETV Bangla survey said results in 28 seats were far too close to predict.
* The second ABP-AC Nielsen survey results, released on March 29, said if the Left-Congress alliance was not held, then the TMC's seat tally could go up to 200 and the Left's and Congress's tallies could come down to 75 and 14, respectively.