Poll reveals AAP is favourite in Delhi

Poll reveals AAP is favourite in Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday came out with the results of an opinion poll which put it ahead of the Congress and BJP in the Delhi Assembly elections.

The opinion poll also projects it as a party of the middle class and youth. The poll survey, conducted on behalf of the AAP, predicts 33 out of 70 seats to the party, showing that the party has made dents in traditional vote banks.

According to the survey, if the elections were to be held between September 5 and October 5, the AAP would have secured 32 per cent of votes, followed by the Congress with 28 per cent and the BJP with 24 per cent.

The survey also reveals that Arvind Kejriwal, at 36 per cent, is ahead of Sheila Dikshit (30 per cent) and Vijay Goel (23 per cent), in preference for the next chief minister.
The AAP had commissioned a marketing survey company called Cicero Associates for the survey.

The scenario that the opinion poll brings is indicative of a major shift in the traditional electoral politics of the nation capital. According to the survey, the upper caste people, who have been voting for BJP, are now turning towards the new political formation, while the dalits, traditional voters of the Congress, seem to prefer the AAP.

The party has been put in the number one position for both categories. The survey shows that the AAP has become more popular among the youth than older people and a larger support base in males than females.

Results indicate more support for the party among the relatively new migrants of the capital, than the old ones, who have come from Punjab and Pakistan after the partition.

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