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News Nation Exit Poll: Clear win projected for BJP in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

News Nation Presents The Trends And Predictions On The Basis Of The Exit Poll It Conducted In The Two States Ahead Of The Assembly Poll Results To Be Declared On December 18.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 15 Dec 2017, 12:52:53 PM

New Delhi :

News Nation exit poll on Thursday predicted that the BJP is headed for a clear win in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat as well as in Himachal Pradesh.

News Nation presents the trends and predictions on the basis of the exit poll it conducted in the two states ahead of the assembly poll results to be declared on December 18.

Almost all the exit polls conducted by media houses on Thursday predicted more than 100 seats for the BJP in Gujarat where the party has been in power for over two decades now.

In Himachal Pradesh, where the electorate has chosen the Congress and BJP alternately in Assembly elections, the exit polls projected a clear majority for the saffron party, dethroning the Congress.

The voting for the second and last phase of the Assembly polls in Gujarat ended on Thursday. Around 67 per cent voter turn out was recorded for the remaining 89 seats under phase 1 of the Gujarat elections.

Himachal Pradesh concluded voting on November 9 and had recorded its highest turnout at 74 per cent.

A total of 851 candidates are in the fray for 93 seats spread across 14 districts in north and central Gujarat, in the final phase of the polls, where 2.22 crore people are eligible to exercise their franchise.

GUJARAT EXIT POLL RESULTS:

Vote share projection 
BJP 47.5
Congress 42.5
Others 10
Seat Projection
BJP  135-139
Congress  42-46
Others  0-2
What was the biggest issue for you when voting in the Gujarat assembly elections in 2017?
Development                                                            38
CM candidate 02
Patidar reservation  06
Corruption 09
Demonetization  10
Dam built on Narmada river  01
GST  06
Unemployment     10
Inflation  12
Issues related to Agriculture and farmer  04
Can’t say  02

Who is the most suitable leader for the next Chief Minister of Gujarat? 
Vijay Rupani  36
Bharat Singh Solanki 18
Shakti Sinh Gohil  15
Arjun Modhwadia  04
Others  12
Can’t say  15

HIMACHAL PRADESH EXIT POLL RESULTS:

 

Vote share projection 
BJP 48
Congress   42
Others  10
Seat Projection 
Party Min Max
BJP 43 47
Congress 19 23
Others 01 03

 

Which political party can take care of your issues better? 
BJP 46
Congress 38
Others 05
Can't say 11

 

What was the biggest issue for you when voting in the Himachal assembly elections in 2017?
Development 27
CM candidate 09
Women security  13
Corruption    11
Drugs and Alcoholism  01
Unemployment  14
Inflation  17
Issues related to Agriculture and farmer 02
Can’t say   06

 

Which political leader's campaign in Himachal Pradesh assembly polls had a big impact on voters? 
Narendra Modi  35
Rahul Gandhi  04
Virbhadra Singh 33
Prem Kumar Dhumal 17
Can’t say   11

 

Do you think there should be a single party government in the center and state?
Yes 51
No 21
Can't say 28

 

Was GST and demonetization decisive while voting? 
Yes 43
No 36
Can't say 21

 

Who is the most suitable leader for Himachal's next Chief Minister? 
Virbhadra Singh 41
Prem Kumar Dhumal  47
Others-04 04
Can’t say 08

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First Published : 14 Dec 2017, 05:40:51 PM
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