Gujarat goes to polls on December 9 and December 14.
News Nation went the length and breadth of the state to know what do the voters of Gujarat feel about the political atmosphere and what are their aspirations.
The answers to the questions put up by News Nation reporters have been put forward via Ground Zero Poll Survey of News Nation.
According to the survey, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is getting 131-141 seats out of 182 seats, whereas the Congress will get between 37 and 47 seats. It is worth mentioning that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has campaigned with his full force.
Read the answers to the 6 questions asked as part of the Opinion Poll Survey.
What is the biggest issue of Gujarat elections in 2017?
31% of the people of Gujarat said development is the most important issue while 9% people say GST is the main issue. 7% people consider Patidar issue as most important and 7% people are going to vote on the issue of inflation.
Impact of GST and Noteban on BJP?
Only 13% of the people of Gujarat believe that GST and Noteban are going to affect BJP, while 20% said that it is going to benefit the BJP. 47% believe that GST and Noteban will not have any effect on BJP. 20% did not express their opinion.
Who is the star campaigner of this election campaign?
56% of the people of Gujarat have described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the star campaigner while only 8% voted for Rahul Gandhi. Patidar movement leader Hardik Patel is considered to be an effective campaigner and 32% people consider other leaders as effective.
Who will get how many seats?
The ruling BJP seems to be getting 131-141 seats, while the Congress gets 37-47 seats. Others are getting 4 seats. In the last elections held in 2012 BJP got 120 seats.
Percentage of votes?
BJP is getting 49% votes while Congress is getting 37% votes. Apart from these two major parties, others are getting 14% votes.
Impact of Patidar Reservation issue on BJP?
In the survey, 27% respondents said that this is going to harm BJP while 11% say it is benefitting BJP. 18% did not give their opinion.