Opinion poll: Encouraging projections for Aam Aadmi Party
New Delhi: With barely two months left for the Delhi assembly elections, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is gradually gaining ground and as a result the election could be a triangular contest between the ruling Congress, the main opposition BJP and the new entrant AAP.
These projections have emerged after an opinion poll conducted by AC Nielson for the television news channel ABP News. The net outcome, the poll projects, is likely to be a hung assembly with no party in a position to form the government.
As per the opinion poll the AAP will win 26% of the votes and 18 seats in the 70-member assembly. The same agency’s poll in August had predicted 15% of votes and just 8 seats for AAP.
It also indicates that Arvind Kejriwal is the most preferred CM candidate with 32% backing him, against 27% each for CM Sheila Dikshit and BJP’s Vijay Goel.
The poll projects that BJP will emerge as the single largest party with 28 seats and 34% votes, while Congress will finish second with 22 seats and 27% of the votes.
For both these parties, the latest seat tallies are down from what was predicted in the August survey. That round had estimated that BJP would win 32 seats and Congress 27.