Clean Sweep to Neck & Neck: What Each Exit Poll Says for Bihar
While most exit polls for Bihar predicted a tough fight, My Axis India predicted a clean sweep for Tejashwi Yadav.
Most exit polls for Bihar that were released on Saturday, 7 November, predicted a neck and neck fight between the Mahagathbandhan and the NDA, except for My Axis India that predicted a clean sweep for Tejashwi Yadav.
As voting ended for the third and final phase of the Assembly elections in Bihar, several exit polls were relseased by several pollsters on Saturday evening.
With the narrowing popularity gap between Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav with each phase of polling, as surveys had indicated, the fight for the throne of Bihar was expected to be neck-and-neck, and so has been predicted by three out of the four the major exit polls.
Here are the figures given by each pollster:
Times Now-CVoter: Hung House
The Times Now-CVoter exit poll predicted a hung house after the results.
The survey predicted:
- NDA: 116 seats
- Mahagathbandhan: 120 seats
- LJP: 1 seat
- Others: 6 seats
Republic-Jan Ki Baat: Advantage MGB
The Republic-Jan Ki Baat survey gave 91-117 seats to the NDA i.e. the alliance between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and the BJP.
To the Magathbandhan led by RJD and Tejashwi Yadav, the survey predicted 118-138 seats.
- NDA: 91-117 seats
- Mahagathbandhan: 118-138 seats
- LJP: 5-8 seats
- Others: 3-5 seats
ABP Exit Poll: Neck-and-Neck Fight
The ABP exit poll in association with CVoter predicted a neck and neck fight between the NDA and the Mahagathbandhan.
- NDA: 104-128 seats
- MGB: 108-131seats
- LJP: 1-3 seats
- Others: 4-8 seats
India Today-My Axis India: Clean Sweep for Tejashwi Yadav
The India-Today- My Axis India is the only survey that has predicted a clear victory for the Mahagathbandhan.
- NDA: 69-91 seats
- MGB: 139-161 seats
- LJP: 3-5 seats
- Others: 3-5 seats
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