The NDA has been predicted to get a majority in the upcoming Bihar elections with News Nation’s opinion poll giving it seats in the range of 120-124.
The pre-poll survey, conducted by News Nation channel, gave RJD-JD(U)-Congress Mahagathbandhan 115-119, while ‘Others’ have been predicted to get 3-5.
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In the last elections in 2010, the ruling JD(U) won 115 seats in alliance with BJP, which itself had bagged 94 seats. RJD had won 22 seats, Congress 4 and Lok Jan Shakti party 3.
News Nation’s opinion poll gives NDA a vote share of 43 per cent. Mahagathbandhan has been predicted to get 41 per cent votes, while ‘Others’ 9 per cent.
For the chief ministerial stakes, Nitish Kumar is in the lead followed by BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular)’s Jitan Ram Manjhi.
NEWS NATION’S OPINION POLL
Which issue will be most important for you while casting the vote in Bihar assembly election?
Local candidate: 10
Chief Ministerial candidate: 4
Stable government: 5
Price hike: 19
Law and Order: 6
Can't say: 1
Which party is better suited to tackle the above issue (Respondent issue)?
Can’t say: 8
Who is the most suitable candidate to be the next Chief Minister of Bihar?
Nitish Kumar: 41
Sushil Modi: 31
Ram Bilas Paswan: 6
Jitan Ram Manji : 5
Nand Kishore Yadav: 3
Can't say: 14
Do you think that NDA should have projected a Chief Ministerial Candidate in this election?
Can't say: 17
Which one of these two leaders, do you trust more on their promises?
Nitish Kumar: 43
Narendra Modi: 46
Can't say: 11
As per performance, do you think Nitish Kumar government should be given another chance to run the government?
Can't say: 13
Which partty will take better concern of your caste/community?
Can’t say: 11
Do you think that making political alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav will benefit or not benefit Nitish Kumar?
Not benefit: 47
Can't say: 14
By observing the election scenarios in your locality, do you think that people will vote on the basis of development or caste?
On the basis of development: 67
On the basis of caste: 23
Can't say: 10
Do you think that Narendra Modi's election camapaign will be
advantage/ disadvantage for the NDA?
Can't say: 20
News Nation Projection (Vote Share)
Can’t say: 7
News Nation Projection (Seat)