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    Karnataka Election exit poll: Today's Chanakya was spot on in 2013

    By Chennabasaveshwar

    The political arm of the consumer research agency RNB Research, Today's Chanakya, has predicted 120 seats for the BJP and 73 seats for the Congress. According to its exit poll, JDS to get 26 seats.

    Karnataka Election exit poll: Todays Chanakya was spot on in 2013
    Party Vote 2013 Seat 2013 Vote 2018(Forecast) Seats 2018(Forecast)
    BJP 19.9% 40 39% ± 3% 120 ± 11 (Plus / Minus 11) Seats
    Congress 36.6% 122 36% ± 3% 73 ± 11 (Plus / Minus 11) Seats
    JDS+ 21.1% 40 18% ± 3% 26 ± 7 (Plus / Minus 7) Seats
    Others 22.4% 22 7% ± 3% 3 ± 3 (Plus / Minus 3) Seats

    It may be recalled that the agency's prediction was spot on in 2013 Karnataka assembly elections.

    • BJP: 31-45
    • INC: 121-143
    • JDS:31-45
    • KJP AND OTHERS:8-22

    The agency had correctly predicted the last two general elections, the UK and US elections and various state elections. Also, Today's Chanakya predicted a massive win for BJP, wrote-off BSP in 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections which proved to be right.

    • BJP 285 ± 18
    • SP + Congress 88 ± 15
    • BSP 27 ± 12
    • Others 3 ± 2

    However, Today's Chanakya had apologised for wrongly predicting the Bihar assembly election results. Chanakya predicted 155 seats for NDA against 83 for the grand alliance of RJD and JD(U).

    Today's Chanakya is one of the leading public opinion polling company specializing in political, public affairs, public policy research in India since 1995.

    Voting for 222 of the 224 assembly seats in Karnataka was held on Saturday. Counting will be held on May 15. 

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