ELECTION POLL- WHAT DO YOU THINK??? - Swikriti's Blog

ELECTION POLL- WHAT DO YOU THINK???

State Elections are going to take place across four states(Madhya Pradesh,Chattisgarh,Mizoram and Rajasthan )  in month of November and December, everybody is talking about their opinion regarding which party is going to form government in 4 states. Well I have a answer that I also don’t know who’s going to win but if you can’t wait till last day then you can take help of opinions poll conducted by different media house.

During the elections time, it is an practice to conduct opinion polls and asking people how they will vote. These election polls are conducted by various organizations and agencies . Each agency follow its own method of conducting  polls and then broadcasting it across different television channels, newspapers etc. Wide coverage and publicity of such results can greatly influence elections.

Let me throw some light on Pre and Post election polls conducted all over to give prediction on winning side.

 

Opinion poll:-

It is an inquiry in public opinion which is conducted by interviewing with some random sample of people prior to two three months of elections. It is like a survey in which some particular people give their opinions. It is usually designed to represent the opinion of the people or population by asking some questions and then finding the conclusion from the responses. Opinion poll is a reaction which is taken from people who are very sure about their choice of candidate. So in this case opinion poll helps those people who are not sure about their choice of candidates. And thus opinion polls are not only useful but also helpful in increasing voting percentage.
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Exit Poll:-

Exit poll is a poll which is immediately taken after the voters have exited the polling stations. In India first exit poll was conducted on 1989 Lok sabha elections. An exit poll generally gives an approximate overview that how much seat a party is going to win out of the total seats in the elections.

 

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These polls are never 100% guarantees about any election result and neither represent any worldwide view of any elections.For example, 2016 election in America Donald Trump has won the presidential election by beating Hilary Clinton by huge margin, but few of us has know that in all exit polls conducted  across the USA States predicted Hilary Clinton as the newly elected president.

But sometimes these polls are used to influence the voter for election to create a fake image of party winning the election.

Opinion vs Exit Poll

Generally, Exit polls tells you how people have voted and Opinion polls tells you how people will vote. But exit polls survey actual voters whereas opinion polls survey everyone.   Since not everyone votes, exit polls give you the better picture.

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8 thoughts on “ELECTION POLL- WHAT DO YOU THINK???

  • March 10, 2017 at 9:35 am
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    I think u r very right about the election poll and for now we can only guess the polls & wait for the result on 11 th.

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    • March 10, 2017 at 11:50 am
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      Thnks

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  • March 10, 2017 at 11:19 am
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    Nice overview

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  • March 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm
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    Nice blog swikriti ..finger crossed for BJP

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    • March 10, 2017 at 12:52 pm
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      thank you

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  • March 10, 2017 at 1:56 pm
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    Very good views

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  • March 10, 2017 at 10:13 pm
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    Good Idea of the various types of election polls…great learning experience…

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  • March 11, 2017 at 12:26 am
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    Great Insight. Useful knowledge. Keep the good work going

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