SPONSORED BY

Auto Segment
Mutual Fund Segment
My Budget
Expert Speak
In Association With
 
Business Standard

Aam Aadmi Party surveys predict clean sweep in Delhi

The party has conducted three surveys so far - in February, August and September

Related News

Citing the findings of three surveys, the (AAP) on Wednesday claimed it was set to sweep the scheduled for November.

The party has conducted three surveys so far - in February, August and September. These were conducted by Sisro Associates, a private agency, with technical assistance from AAP leader and election analyst Yogendra Yadav. The third survey, still underway, has a sample of 35,000 people. Findings from 22 constituencies covering about 10,000 people show the AAP's vote share is 32 per cent; those of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party stand at 24 per cent and 23 per cent, respectively.

For the AAP, this marks a rise from the 27 per cent vote share it recorded in the survey in August (3,500 people). The survey in August showed BJP had a vote share of 31 per cent and the Congress 26 per cent.

In the February survey, AAP had secured a vote share of 14 per cent, while the Congress and the BJP had recorded 35 per cent each.

Yadav said any party that had a six per cent lead over the second party was sure to get absolute majority.

To ensure transparency, the AAP has put all the raw survey data in the public domain. "No one would believe when we say a new party like AAP is sweeping elections. So, we thought the best thing to do was to release the entire survey data, including the interviews with each unit," Yadav said.

Of those surveyed, 41 per cent, both in the August and the ongoing survey, said they would choose AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for the post of chief minister, against the BJP's Vijay Goel and Sheila Dikshit of the Congress. While 14 per cent supported Vijay Goel in August, the number rose to 20 per cent in the current survey. For Dikshit, the support rose from 20 per cent to 25 per cent.

AAP leaders admitted there was a gap between AAP's vote share (32 per cent) and the number of those who wanted Kejriwal as chief minister (41 per cent). "Our challenge is to convert this support to votes so that the vote share also goes up to the same level," Yadav said.

Commenting on the findings of the survey, Kejriwal said the underlying sentiment behind the sympathy for AAP was the disgust among the masses towards the political class. "For the first time, people feel there is an alternative," he said.

Yadav said earlier, this sort of reception for a new party had only been seen in the case of the Asom Gana Parishad and the Telugu Desam Party.

On the New Delhi constituency from which Kejriwal would contest against Sheila Dikshit, AAP leaders said the survey showed the same trends there, too. Kejriwal said the constituency had 30,000 families, adding 12,000 of the 23,600 accessed so far had given donations to the AAP, indicating their votes were assured. He added in the last election, Sheila Dikshit had won the seat by only 35,000 votes.

He ruled out any coalition in the event of a hung Assembly, saying that would amount to betraying the people's trust.

Read more on:   
|

Read More

BJP may drop anti-FDI stand for e-commerce

Party's formal view only after policy; No retrospective amendment

Recommended for you

Columnists Rss icon

Sreenivasan Jain

Sreenivasan Jain: The noise around the land acquisition law
Sreenivasan Jain

The debate over the land ordinance is best located in facts, not hyperbole

Ajai Shukla

Ajai Shukla: Needed - defence budgeting structures
Ajai Shukla

Imaginative budgeting requires a top-down approach, where strategic demands determine procurement priorities

Editorial Comment Rss icon

Reworking the financial sector

What the Budget has for banks and regulators

Wanted: a time frame

Clarity needed on the plan to reduce corporation tax

TWEETS @ POLITICS
@SinghRPN
#370 degree Uturn by BJP in J&K. Interesting how rapidly they've abandoned their core ideology for a chance at power
@milinddeora
RT @bhash: Real fun lunch with @milinddeora conversation on how Internet and mobile will change India over the coming years! http://t.co/f4
@digvijaya_28
On J&K a perfect U Turn by BJP. No one can Match BJP on U Turns and Double Speak.
@thekiranbedi
(Pl read this. Request share it, as it is not being reflected in debates ) ...Game changers in the Budget - The Hindu http://t.co/QnWfpuums3
@ajaymaken
RT @TheRahulMehra:PM @narendramodi, former Gujarat Cric Pres, @AmitShahOffice (Pres), FM @arunjaitley (DDCA Patron), Pl hv #SwachBCCIabhiyan
@MPNaveenJindal
RT @htTweets: Spring shower, winds take toll on India's rabi crops http://t.co/Cq3mK1zlOG http://t.co/YSbkx3upV4
@Panda_Jay
My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
@ShashiTharoor
RT @PandeyJaideep: Become a #RealMan n #RespectWomen, because only beard doesn't make a difference.... @ShashiTharoor http://t.co/QucK3mrPDJ
@Swamy39
@AudaciousIndian : Yes in the future
@narendramodi
Enjoy! :) https://t.co/AhGG2mdOr2 @IndiaToday @aajtak @HeadlinesToday #MyCleanIndia
@abdullah_omar
Nothing like a good sense of humour. I have to share this - http://t.co/UhQwiBu0JO
@varungandhi80
One of the best pieces on this year's budget, by @Swamy39. http://t.co/zoWP2nYNOj
@ArvindKejriwal
Traffic police, pl clear traffic jams. AAP volunteers, pl help traffic police, wherever possible(2/2)
@PMOIndia
Here is the e-book of the 'Mann Ki Baat' programme with PM @narendramodi & President @BarackObama. http://t.co/z1K6Hf00mY
@rajeev_mp
.@sri9011 lets wait for govt finances to recover after last few years of profligacy n mismangment! #TransformIndia
@quizderek
Rise & Shine.MPs who want to raise 'matters of urgent importance' in Zero Hour have to do so in writing by 9.30 So 7 am start helps :)
@
FinMin & #RBI put in place a monetary policy framework to focus on flexible inflation targeting http://t.co/ZuRF4DPvjb
@SushmaSwaraj
International Ramayan mela hosted by ICCR. To watch Cambodia's presentation in Bharat Bhawan Bhopal today at 8 pm.
@arunjaitley
Congratulations to people of J&K on getting a historic BJP-PDP govt. in the State. I wish the best to CM & Deputy CM for J&K's development.
@MVENKAIAHNAIDU
Pleased to note that Security & Swachhatha are getting high priority. This budget is a remarkable road map for growth of railways.
@nitin_gadkari
#SabkaBudget Despite the larger devolution & increased fiscal constraint, @arunjaitley ji has increased allocation in Infrastructure.
@DVSBJP
Interaction and visited #esteemmall #hebbal #bengaluru along with Chief engineer Highway authority and Commissioner BBMP about Skywalk
@umasribharti
चन्‍द्रशेखर राव को बधाई. तेलंगाना राज्‍य का मेरा संकल्‍प एवं सपना पूरा, तेलंगाना की नदियों का ध्‍यान रखेंगें.
@AnanthKumar_BJP
Flagging off the Spicejet Hubballi Flight @ Kempegowda international Airport Bengaluru today 1-March-2015 http://t.co/FTiyxEBmcI
@smritiirani
RT @HRDMinistry: Revision of rates of Ph.D. Scholarship in AICTE funded & Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (w.e.f 1.10.2014) http://…
@drharshvardhan
Roadmap for five years of unprecedented growth & prosperity articulated by FM Jaitley through Budget for fulfilling the dream of PM Modi.
@Gen_VKSingh
@madar08 OROP will come as promised by RM. Have patience!
@Rao_InderjitS
Tributes to the legendary freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad, on the occasion of his death anniversary.
@nsitharaman
National Science Day. Marks discovery of the Raman effect by Sir CVRaman on 28 February 1928. 'Science for Nation Building'-theme for 2015.
@RSSorg
सावरकरजी के जीवनकार्य के परिचायक शब्द है स्वातंत्र्य, दूसरा है अद्ययावत, अद्यतनता -Dr Bhagwat

Back to Top