Other regional parties are predicted to do well, barring the DMK and the JD(U) which dumped the UPA and NDA, respectively. The Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee, which also left the UPA in 2012, is however expected to do well with 23 seats, four more than its current tally of 19.
As the preferred PM candidate, BJP's Narendra Modi is way ahead with 47 per cent support. The Congress's Rahul Gandhi is a distant second with 15 per cent of votes and Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal with nine per cent of votes.
The poll was held between December 16 last year and January 16 in 28 states. Nearly 22,000 people were selected for the polling. Over 21,000 respondents were randomly selected from four battle-ground stats of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.