Opinion polling for the Indian general election, 2014

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In the run up to the Indian general election, 2014, various organisations carried out opinion polls to gauge voting intention in India. Results of such polls are displayed in this article. The date range for these opinion polls are from the Jan 2013 to April 2014. Many organisations have gone on to conduct exit polls and post-poll surveys as well, which too are displayed.

Background[edit]

Opinion polls in India can be controversial. These charges include partisan manipulation.[1]

Opinion poll methodology has heavily improved and agencies like CSDS have got it absolutely correct on 16 occasions, roughly correct on 7 occasions and wrong on 4 occasions.[2]

Post-poll surveys, widely published, are fundamentally different from opinion polls.[3] According to a study, post-poll surveys in the past have consistently overestimated BJP seats.[4]

Opinion polls[edit]

Seats[edit]

NDTV - Hansa Research seat predictions
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
UPA NDA Left Other
Jan–Mar 2013 [5] Times Now-CVoter No sample size provided 128 184
Apr–May 2013 [6] Headlines Today-CVoter 120,000 209 (without Modi)
155(with Modi)
179(without Modi)
220 (with Modi)
May 2013 [7] ABP News-Nielsen 33,408 136 206
Jul 2013 [8] The Week – Hansa Research No sample size provided 184 197 162
Jul 2013 [9] CNN-IBN and The Hindu by CSDS 19,062[10] 149–157 172–180 208–224
Jul 2013 [11] Times Now-India Today-CVoter 36,914 134 (INC 119) 156 (BJP 131)
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 117 (INC 102) 186 (BJP 162) 240
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 103 (INC 91) 212 (BJP 188) 228
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [14] ABP News-Nielsen 64,006[15] 101 (INC 81) 226 (BJP 210) 216
Jan 2014 [16] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 18,591[17] 107 – 127
(INC 92 – 108)
211 – 231
(BJP 192 – 210)
205
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000[19] 101 (INC 89) 227 (BJP 202) 215
Feb 2014 [15] ABP News-Nielsen 29,000 92 236 29 186
Feb 2014 [20] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 29,000 119 – 139
(INC 94 – 110)
212 – 232
(BJP 193 – 213)
105–193
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 128 230 55 130
March 2014 [22] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 20,957 111–123 234–246 174–198
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000[24] 111 (INC 92) 275 (BJP 226) 157

Votes[edit]

NDTV - Hansa Research vote share predictions
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
UPA NDA Left Other
December 2013 – January 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 23% 34% 43%
December 2013 – January 2014 [14] ABP News-Nielsen 64,006[15] 23% 31% 5% 41%
January 2014 [16] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 18,591[17] 36% (INC 27%) 28% (BJP 34%) 4% 32%
February 2014 [15] ABP News-Nielsen 20 46 5% 40%
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 25.6% 34.5% 39.9%

Zoe news Maha opinion poll

Inc 144 seats Bjp 220 260 Left 28 58 Other 41 51

Graphs[edit]

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ABP News-Jan
CNN-IBN-Jan
Times Now-Feb
ABP News-Feb
CNN-IBN-Feb
NDTV-March
CNN-IBN-March
NDTV-April
  •   NDA
  •   UPA
  •   Others
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ABP News-Jan
CNN-IBN-Jan
Times Now-Feb
ABP News-Feb
CNN-IBN-Feb
NDTV-March
CNN-IBN-March
NDTV-April
  •   NDA
  •   UPA
  •   Others

Statewise opinion polling[edit]

Andhra Pradesh (42)[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Andhra Pradesh

  BJP +TDP Alliance - 18 seats
  YSR Congress - 9 seats
  TRS - 8 seats
  INC - 6 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP TDP YSR Congress TRS
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 7 8 13 13
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 7 8 13 13
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 6 2 10 13 10
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research[25] 46,571 6 9 15 11
March–April 2014 [26] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 1308 4–8 13–19 9–15 4–8
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research[27] 24,000 6 18 9 8
4–12 April 2014 [28] India Today-Cicero 1358 4–6 17–21 7–11 6–10

Arunachal Pradesh (2)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 1 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 1

Assam (14)[edit]

 
 
 

NDTV - Hansa Research March 2014 opinion poll for Assam

  INC - 12 seats
  BJP - 1 seats
  Others - 1 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP AGP AUDF BPF
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 9 3 0 1 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 7 5 0 1 1
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research[29] 46,571 12 1 0 0 0

Bihar (40)[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Bihar

  BJP+LJP Alliance - 24 seats
  INC +RJD+NCP Alliance - 12 seats
  JD(U) - 4 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC-RJD-NCP BJP-LJP JD(U) Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 15 15 9 1
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 13 22 4 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 13 22 5 0
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 11 23 5 1
March–April 2014 [30] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 1557 7–13 21–29 2–5 0–3
30 March – 2 April 2014 [31] India Today-Cicero 1498 15–19 20–24 0–2 0–1
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 12 24 4 0

Chhattisgarh (11)[edit]

 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Chhattisgarh

  BJP - 8 seats
  INC - 3 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 3 8
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 3 8
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 2 9
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 3 8

Goa (2)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 1 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 1

Gujarat (26)[edit]

 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Gujarat

  BJP - 22 seats
  INC - 4 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 4 22 0
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 5 21 0
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 4 22 0
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 3 23 0
March–April 2014 [32] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 917 0–4 20–26 0–2
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 4 22 0

Haryana (10)[edit]

 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Haryana

  BJP +HJC Alliance - 6 seats
  INC - 2 seats
  INLD - 2 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP-HJC INLD AAP
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 5 4 1 0
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 7 1 1
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 3 7 0 0
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 2 6 2 0

Himachal Pradesh (4)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 1 3
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 3

Jammu and Kashmir (6)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP PDP NC Others (IND. & People's Conference)
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 1 1 1 2 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 2 2 1 0

Jharkhand (14)[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Jharkhand

  BJP - 12 seats
  INC - 1 seats
  JMM - 1 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP JMM JVM Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 1 6 2 3 2
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 8 2 2 1
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 4 6 2 0 2
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 1 12 1 0 0

Karnataka (28)[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Karnataka

  BJP - 12 seats
  INC - 14 seats
  JD(S) - 2 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP JD(S) AAP Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 13 12 3 0 0
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 12 13 0 0 3
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 14 11 2 1 0
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 6 20 2 0 0
March–April 2014 [33] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 825 12–18 7–13 1 – 4
(Including Others)
0 1 – 4
(Including JD(S))
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 14 12 2 0 0

Kerala (20)[edit]

 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Kerala

  LDF - 12 seats
  UDF - 8 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
BJP LDF INC KC(M) IUML
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 0 13 4 1 2
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter[34] 21,792 11 6
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 9 7 1 2
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 0 13 7
(As UDF)
March–April 2014 [35] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 607 0 4–8 11 – 17
(As UDF)
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 0 12 8
(As UDF)

Madhya Pradesh (29)[edit]

 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Madhya Pradesh

  BJP - 26 seats
  INC - 3 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP BSP Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 6 23 0 0
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 6 22 0 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 5 24 0 0
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 4 24 1 0
March–April 2014 [36] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 1121 1–5 24–28 0 0
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 3 26 0 0

Maharashtra (48)[edit]

 
 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Maharashtra

  BJP +Shiv Sena Alliance - 37 seats
  INC +NCP Alliance - 9 seats
  Others - 2 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC NCP BJP[37] SS Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 11 6 15 14 2
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 9 5 14 14 6
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 8 5 17 15 3
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 12 33 3
March 2014 [38] ABP News-Nielsen Not Available 8 5 19 12 4
March–April 2014 [39] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 1662 16–22 24–30 1–3
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 9 37 2

Manipur (2)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 2 0 0
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 0 1

Meghalaya (2)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC NPP
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 1 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 1

Mizoram (1)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 0 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 0

Nagaland (1)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
NPF Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 1 0
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 0

Odisha (21)[edit]

 
 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Odisha

  BJD - 13 seats
  BJP - 7 seats
  INC - 1 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP BJD Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 9 0 12 0
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 8 0 13 0
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 7 2 12 0
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 3 1 17 0
March–April 2014 [40] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 796 0–4 3–7 10–16 0–2
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 1 7 13 0

Punjab (13)[edit]

 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Punjab

  BJP +SAD Alliance - 7 seats
  INC - 6 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP SAD
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 4 2 7
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 6 2 5
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 8 5
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 6 7

Rajasthan (25)[edit]

 
 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Rajasthan

  BJP - 21 seats
  INC - 3 seats
  Others - 1 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 5 19 1
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 3 21 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 4 21 0
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 5 19 1
March–April 2014 [41] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 837 0–2 21–25 0–2
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 3 21 1

Sikkim (1)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP SDF
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 0 0 1

Tamil Nadu (39)[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Tamil Nadu

  AIADMK - 22 seats
  DMK Alliance - 14 seats
  BJP Alliance - 3 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP AIADMK DMK Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 1 0 28 5 5
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 0 29 5 5
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 0 27 5 6
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 0 0 27 10 2
March–April 2014 [42] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 1460 0 6 – 10
(In alliance)
15–21 10 – 16
(In alliance)
0
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 0 3
(In alliance)
22 14
(In alliance)
0
4–12 April 2014 [28] India Today-Cicero 1358 0 4 – 6
(In alliance)
20–24 9 – 13
(In alliance)
0–2

Tripura (2)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP CPI(M)
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 0 0 2
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 0 0 2

Uttar Pradesh (80)[edit]

 
 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Uttar Pradesh

  BJP - 73 seats
  INC - 2 seats
  BSP - 0 seats
  SP - 5 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP SP BSP Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 7 17 25 31 0
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 4 30 20 24 2
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [43] ABP News-Nielsen 64,006 12 35 14 15 4
Jan–Feb 2014 [44] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 5 34 20 21 0
Feb 2014 [45] ABP News-Nielsen 29,000 11 40 13 14 2
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 12 40 13 15 0
March–April 2014 [46] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 2633 4 – 8
42 – 50
11–17 10–16 0–2
30 March – 3 April 2014 [31] India Today-Cicero 1498 6 – 10
42 – 50
15–21 9–13 0–2
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 5 51 14 10 0

Uttarakhand (5)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 0 5
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 0 5

West Bengal (42)[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for West Bengal

  AITC - 30 seats
  Left Front - 8 seats
  INC - 4 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP AITC Left Front Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 3 0 23 16 0
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [13] India Today-CVoter 21,792 2 0 23 16 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 2 1 24 14 1
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 1 0 32 9 0
March–April 2014 [47] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 1440 4–7 0–1 23–29 7–13 0
1 – 5 April 2014 [48] India Today-Cicero 1706 6–10 0–3 23–27 7–11 0–1
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 4 0 30 8 0

Union Territories[edit]

NCT of Delhi (7)[edit]

 
 

Latest NDTV - Hansa Research April 2014 opinion poll for Delhi

  BJP - 7 seats
  AAP - 0 seats
When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP AAP
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 3 4 0
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 0 4 3
March 2014 [21] NDTV- Hansa Research 46,571 1 2 4
March–April 2014 [49] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 891 0–1 3–4 2–3
28–29 March 2014 [50] India Today- Cicero 1,188 0–2 5–7 1–2
April 2014 [23] NDTV- Hansa Research 24,000 0 7 0

Other Union Territories (6)[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Sample size
INC BJP AAP Others
Aug–Oct 2013 [12] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 24,284 1 4 0 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [18] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 14,000 1 3 1 1

Other findings[edit]

The eight largest metropolises in India are considered important because they constitute 31 seats, larger than some regions altogether. In the previous election, the INC-led UPA won 24 of these seats, but the UPA is trailing in these areas.[51] A NDTV opinion poll in Uttar Pradesh indicated that the BJP would win its largest share of seats in the region by winning 40 of the 80 seats. BSP would get 15 seats, SP would get 13 seats, INC-RLD will get 12 seats, amongst its losses will Ajit Singh. The poll also asked those in Gujarat if Modi should run from U.P., of which 67% responded negatively, while those in U.P. said by 62% that they would like to see him run from there.[52] A survey of first time voters suggested Modi was the most popular prime ministerial candidate and Mamata Banerjee was the most popular outside the BJP or INC.[53] Latest survey by CNN-IBN-Lokniti predicts the decline (by 5%) in popularity of Narendra Modi as PM candidate.[54]

Exit polls[edit]

When conducted Ref Polling organisation/agency Constituencies
polled
UPA NDA TF Other
April/May 2014
(post-poll)
[55] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 287[56] 92–102
(INC 72–82)
270–282
(BJP 230–242)
125–171
April/May 2014
(exit+post-poll)
[57] India Today – Cicero 543[58] 110–120 261–283 150–162
April/May 2014
(exit+post-poll)
[57][59] News 24-Today's Chanakya 479[60] 61–79
(INC 48–66)
326–354
(BJP 277–305)
122–144
Publish Date Ref Polling Organisation
NDA UPA Other
12 May 2014 [57] CNN-IBN – CSDS – Lokniti 276 97 148
[57][58] India Today – Cicero 272 115

156

[57][59] News 24Chanakya 340 70 133
[57] Times Now – ORG 249 148 146
[57][61] ABP NewsNielsen 274 97 165
[57] India TVCVoter 289 101 148
14 May 2014 [62][63] NDTV – Hansa Research 279 103 161
[64] CNN-IBN – CSDS 280 97 148
12 May 2014 [57] Poll of Polls 283 105 149

Controversy[edit]

Polling agencies have been criticised by some political parties, intellectuals and political scholars.[why?][65] One of the limitations in making predictions is the modelling the relationship between vote share and the number of seats.[66]

A controversy erupted when a lowly rated news channelNews Express released footage of a sting operation named Operation Prime Minister which alleged that a number of polling agencies were involved in malpractices such as juggling with the statistics and results. The sting was aimed to suggest that Polling agencies are fudging numbers to show Narendra Modi as front-runner in run-up to the polls to influence the undecided voters. The allegation included global research Giants like Ipsos and CVoter, whose contract with the India Today group was suspended briefly. However the promoters of "News Express" channel called "Sai Prasad Group"[67][68][69][69] itself were seriously criticised for a string of money laundering cases pursued by multiple government probing agencies. After series of inquiries and audits; the allegations were found animated and politically motivated as the channel was supported by the ruling political party which was shown trailing badly in these opinion polls. The CVoter Exit Polls were duly carried by India TV and Time Now and all major regional networks of India.[70][71][72][73]

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