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Bengal polls 2016: ABP Ananda-Nielsen carries out post poll instead of exit poll


Kolkata, May 16: The ABP Ananda-AC Nielsen aired a post-poll instead of a exit poll survey on Monday (May 16), after elections for all four states and one Union Territory concluded at 6 pm.

Assembly Polls 2016 Coverage; Bengal opinion polls 2016

ABP Ananda's Suman De said they chose to do a post-poll survey to give a more perfect picture. He said the developed nations of the world use this practice.

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Difference between exit-poll survey and post-poll survey

An exit poll takes place on the day of polling while a post-poll survey is done after the elections get over.

Exit poll done after casting ballot; post poll after voting is over

In exit poll, voters are interviewed outside the polling booths after they cast their ballot. Eight-to-ten booths are covered under this practice and the entire procedure takes place for around 35 minutes.

In case of post-poll, the voters are interviewed secretly at their homes, which puts them under less pressure as compared to exit-poll.

Post poll helps in eliminating fear factor, says channel

In a state where fear factor is very high, thanks to intimidation by political parties, the exit-poll helps eliminate it, said De.

The exit poll undertaken covered 34,526 sample voters and were carried out between April 5 and May 7.

The seven-phase election in Bengal took place between April 4 and May 5. It means the multi-phase election helped the news channel and the research organisation in carrying out the exit poll.

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