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Has Congress already won the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018? Check this survey

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If a pre-poll survey conducted by C fore, a research organisation is anything to go by, the Congress is headed towards a massive victory in Karnataka. The survey has predicted massive 120-132 seats for the Congress if Karnataka goes to polls now.

Out of the 224 assembly seats in Karnataka, the C fore survey has predicted a massive mandate for the Congress. The survey predicts 60-72 seats for the BJP while 24-30 seats are predicted for the JD(S). Speaking to OneIndia, Premchand Palety, the Chief Executive of C fore said that the mood turned favourable to the Congress only in the last three months.

Pre-poll survey predicts massive win for Congress in Karnataka assembly elections

"The public mood towards the Congress has turned favourable only in the last three months. Before that, it was the BJP. However, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's assertive avatar, his stand on Hindi imposition, the interview he gave to a regional channel have all contributed to him emerging as strong leader and hence, the public sentiment towards the Congress has also become favourable," said Premchand Palety, Chief Executive, C fore.

The survey has predicted a vote share of 43 per cent to the Congress while BJP is expected to get 32 per cent and the JD(S) 17 per cent. C fore executives said that the survey was only indicative of the current mood a margin of error of 1 per cent at 95 percent confidence level.

"C fore conducted the pre-poll survey in Karnataka between July 19 and August 10, 2017. Systematic random sampling methodology was used in selecting respondents for the survey. In all 24,679 voters were interviewed from 165 assembly constituencies covering all districts using a structured questionnaire. These respondents were spread across 340 urban and 550 rural locations in the state," the survey's methodology said.

The survey is sure to come as a shot in the arm for the Congress while giving BJP some food for thought ahead of the assembly elections in 2018. The executives of C fore also ruled out the possibility of early elections in Karnataka.

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