Aaj Tak/India Today-Axis Exit Poll Results of Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Congress Likely to Return Back to Power, Predicted to Win 106-118 Seats
The median of all pre-election surveys signal a fractured mandate, with the ruling Congress inching close to the halfway mark of 112. (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, May 12: News channels India Today and Aaj Tak were expected to release the exit poll predictions for Karnataka assembly elections 2018 by 6 pm, after the voting concludes in all constituencies. LatestLY brings to you the live updates of post-poll survey results being declared by India Today-Karvy.

Voting was conducted today in 222 of the 224 constituencies in Karnataka. Polling in two seats - Jayanagar and RR Nagar - was deferred due to the death of BJP candidate BN Vijayakumar in the former, while the seizure of over 9,000 fake voter ID cards compelled the Election Commission to reschedule the polls. The seats will be contested separately on May 28.

Aaj Tak/India Today Exit Poll Results of Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018:

Party Seats Predicted Vote Share
Congress  106-118  39%
BJP  79-92  35%
JD(S)  22-30  17%
Others  01  2-4%

The exit poll predictions come barely three days before the Election Commission will officially declare the results of Karnataka assembly polls. The counting of votes is scheduled on Tuesday.

What Aaj Tak/India Today-Axis had predicted in their opinion poll?

Party Seats Predicted (2018) Seats Won (2013) Segments’ Swing
Congress 96 122 -26
BJP 84 40 +44
JD(S) 38 40 -2
Others 4 4 0

India Today-Karvy, along with four other major opinion polls, had predicted a fractured mandate ahead of the assembly elections. As pet the pre-poll survey, the incumbent Congress was likely to emerge as the single-largest party, but significantly below the half-way majority mark.