India Today-Axis Poll: Congress Leads in Punjab, AAP Close Second
If Punjab goes to polls today, the Congress may emerge as the largest party but will fall short of a majority.
If Punjab goes to polls today, the Congress will emerge as the largest party but will fall short of a majority, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.
The opinion poll by Axis-My-India for India Today group said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be in second place, and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) alliance will trail at third position.
The opinion poll gave the Congress 49 to 55 seats, while the AAP got 42 to 46 seats.
The BJP-SAD combine got 17 to 21 seats as per the opinion poll.
On the vote share, the poll said the Congress is likely to get 33 percent votes, the AAP 30 percent and the BJP-SAD alliance may get 15 percent of the votes.
Around 76 percent of the participants also agreed that the drug menace is a major problem, and 80 percent blamed politicians for not being able to control it.
The poll also said that around 22 percent votes that had gone to the BJP-SAD alliance in the past have shifted to the AAP, while 19 percent votes shifted to the Congress.
The opinion poll surveyed 6,552 people in all 117 constituencies.
(With inputs from IANS)
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