Exit Poll Results of Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: When and Where to Watch Live Streaming?
Poll battle in Karnataka will seal the fate of the three prime leaders in state | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Bengaluru, May 12: Various research agencies, in coordination with news channels, will release the exit poll results for the Karnataka assembly elections 2018. The post-poll survey predictions will be out only after 6 pm, after voting in all constituencies conclude.

Polling was currently underway in 222 seats of Karnataka by the time this report was published. The Election Commission had earmarked a total of 56,696 polling booths across the state.

Voting in two constituencies - Jayanagar and RR Nagar was deferred. In Jayanagar, the incumbent MLA and BJP candidate BN Vijaykumar had passed away, whereas, in RR Nagar, the EC officials had seized over 9,000 fake voter IDs, which compelled the authorities to reschedule the polls on May 28.

When and Where to Watch the Live Streaming of Karnataka Elections 2018 Exit Poll Results?

The exit polls would be aired post 5:30 pm on the following news channels: ABP News, which has tied up with CSDS-Lokniti; TV9 with C-Voter; India Today/Aaj Tak with Karvy; Times Now-VMR, News 24 with Chanakya and Republic-Jan Ki Baat.

The complete exit poll results are usually out by around 6:30 pm. Stay tuned with LatestLY's exit poll coverage for latest predictions and updates from all channels and research agencies.

What Opinion Polls Had Predicted?

Five among the six major opinion polls released ahead of the elections predicted a fractured mandate. Only C-Fore predicted a full majority government for the Congress, whereas, all others predicted a hung assembly with the Siddaramaiah-led party inching towards the halfway majority mark. One exception, however, was Republic-Jan Ki Baat, which predicted the BJP to emerge as the single-largest party.

Here is the media of all opinion poll predictions so far:

Party Seats Predicted (2018) Seats Won (2013) Segments’ Swing
Congress 101 122 -21
BJP 88 40 +48
JD(S) 32 40 -8
Others 3 4 -1

In case of a hung assembly, the JD(S) is poised to play the role of a kingmaker. However, the party's state unit chief, HD Kumaraswamy, has ruled out the prospects of any post-poll alliance with either the Congress or the BJP.