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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
BJD TO LOSE 4% VOTES IN LS POLLS, SAYS SURVEY Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
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TO LOSE 4% VOTES IN LS POLLS, SAYS SURVEY
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
The BJD is set to capture
power in the State for a straight fourth time, according to a survey conducted
by the CSDS for the Lokniti-IBN.
Of the State’s 21 Lok Sabha seats, the BJD, led by Chief
Minister Naveen Patnaik, is expected to maintain its lead by winning 10-16
seats in this year’s General Elections against 14 it got 14 in the 2009 polls.
The State’s main Opposition Congress is likely to win 3-9 seats
and the BJP is projected to win 0-4 seats, according to the survey. The
Congress had last time got 6 Lok Sabha seats while the CPI had won one and the
BJP failed in all the seats.
The survey says that even though the BJD is expected to get just
33 per cent votes in the Lok Sabha elections. This is 4 per cent less than the
party’s 2009 Lok Sabha polls vote share of 37 per cent.
The BJP’s votes are expected to go up to 25 per cent in the LS
elections against its share of 17 per cent in 2009.
However, the BJD is likely to sweep the Assembly elections with
49 per cent votes. The Congress is expected to get 28 per cent votes, the BJP
13 per cent and others 1 per cent while 9 per cent of the electorate is still
Patnaik is more popular than his Government and his popularity
rating is 70 per cent and 26 per cent people are not happy with him while the
other voters have no opinion, the survey showed.
A total of 35 per cent voters say that the BJD Government should
not get another chance while 14 per cent have no opinion.
Another interesting thing, according to the survey, is that
dissatisfaction with the UPA Government at the Centre is high with 33 per cent
voters being of the opinion that they are satisfied with the UPA Government.
The survey shows that the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate
Narendra Modi is backed by 33 per cent voters while just 12 per cent back
Naveen Patnaik for the PM’s post. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has the backing
of 19 per cent and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has
just 1 per cent support for the post of PM.
Nearly half of the respondents have heard of the
name of the AAP and one-third of the voters want this party to
contest from their Lok Sabha seats. About 12 per cent show interest in voting
for the AAP.