C-Voter UP Assembly polls survey: SP, BJP in ‘neck and neck’ fight
New Delhi: Approximately six months ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, a fresh survey conducted by C-Voter – Indian stakeholder research agency – suggests that the Bharatiya Janata Party will be ‘neck and neck’ with Samajwadi Party in the next (2017) elections.
If the survey report is to be believed, none of the parties is likely to obtain a clear majority in the Assembly which has a strength of 403 seats.
According to the survey, SP would receive the same vote-share as BJP – between 27 and 28 per cent – whereas the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) would be winning between 95 and 111 seats.
- The survey was conducted in August last.
- It was based on the opinions of 20,642 respondents from all constituencies of the state.
- According to the survey report, SP as well as BJP will surpass BSP in the 2017 Assembly polls.
- BJP received 47 seats in the last UP Assembly elections (2012) and is expected to get 134–150 seats in the next.
- BSP bagged 80 seats in the last polls whereas the survey suggests it can possibly get 95–111 seats in the next.
- SP got 224 seats in 2012 forming a majority government while the number is likely to be dropped between 133 and 149 in 2017.
- 61 per cent of the survey respondents said they were satisfied with incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s performance.
- Over 51 per cent were satisfied with governance issues.
- The law and order condition in SP rule received the lowest rating of 3.5/10.
- The performance of state ministers as well as water and electricity supply received an approval rating of 5/10.