Today's Chanakya Exit Poll Predicts BJP to Win 120 Seats in Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018
In case of a BJP win, BS Yeddyurappa would preside over as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the third time | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Bengaluru, May 12: The exit poll released by Today's Chanakya has predicted a full majority victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party. The survey claims the BJP could win 120 ± 11 (plus / minus 11) seats, whereas, the Congress could win 73 ± 11 (plus/minus 11) seats. The JD(S), the exit poll predicts, would be restricted to 26 ± 7 (plus/minus 7) seats.

While the BJP is predicted grab 39 per cent of the votes, the Congress is likely to secure 36 per cent of the vote share, the exit poll said, adding a rider of ±3 per cent.

Here is what the TV9-C Voter Exit Poll has predicted for Karnataka assembly elections 2018:

Party Seats Predicted Vote Share
BJP  120 39%
Congress  73 36%
JD(S)  26 18%
Others  3 7%

The exit poll predictions come barely 60 hours before Election Commission of India is slated to begin the counting of votes. The official results will be declared by Tuesday afternoon.

What TV9-C Voter had predicted in their opinion poll ahead of the Karnataka elections?

Party Seats Predicted (2018) Seats Won (2013) Segments’ Swing
Congress 102 122 -20
BJP 96 40 +56
JD(S) 29 40 -11
Others 2 4 -2

The pre-poll survey, similar to others, had predicted a fractured mandate, with the Congress emerging as the single-largest party.

The results of Karnataka assembly elections are being touted as "semifinals" by pollsters ahead of the general polls in 2019. Stay tuned with LatestLY's election coverage for all news and updates.

Elections in 222 of the 224 constituencies of Karnataka were held between 8am to 6pm. Voting in two seats - Jayanagar and RR Nagar - was deferred to May 28. While the death of BJP candidate BN Vijayakumar led to the cancellation of polls in Jayanagar, the election in RR Nagar was countermanded after the seizure of over 9,000 fake voter ID cards.