New Delhi, May 12: Exit poll results of Karnataka assembly elections 2018 were scheduled to be declared following the conclusion of polls at 6pm. Major news channels had tied up with several research agencies to conduct the survey. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates related to the exit poll predictions.
Among the major exit polls which will be declared today, include ABP News-CSDS, Aaj Tak/India Today-Karvy, News 24-Chanakya, TV9-C Voter, Times Now-VMR and Republic-Jan Ki Baat.
To watch the live streaming of exit poll predictions of Aaj Tak/India Today-Karvy, click here. For live streaming of ABP News-CSDS survey, click here.
Although the exit poll outcome should not be treated as a replica of the official results, the surveys end up presenting a grim picture of what would be the results after the Election Commission of India concludes the counting of votes.
What Opinion Polls Had Predicted Ahead of the Elections?
Here is the median of all opinion polls released before the polls:
|Party||Seats Predicted (2018)||Seats Won (2013)||Segments’ Swing|
Before Karnataka went to polls, five of the six major opinion polls predicted a fractured mandate. Four of the pre-election surveys said the Congress would emerge as the single-largest party, inching close to the halfway mark. Meanwhile, only one opinion poll - released by Republic-Jan Ki Baat - had predicted the BJP to emerge as the single-largest.