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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

TN Elections: Opinionated Opinion Polls?

There is no scarcity of opinion polls during the election season. Once the election results come out, the people who came out with the closest prediction claim victory. This is somewhat similar to astrologers claiming that they had predicted a tragedy / natural calamity.

After Kumudham and CNN-IBN, it is Thuglaq’s turn to throw its hat in the ring. The earlier CNN-IBN poll was non-committal on the number of seats and had just come out with the analysis on the vote share of the various parties. The Thuglaq opinion poll predicts that the ruling ADMK will bag 60% of the seats. Finer details about the methodology and the sample size has not been revealed. They have just said that they managed to cover 100 constituencies. One doesn’t know the number of constituencies covered in Northern and Southern parts of TN. Anyway, Cho has been backing Amma for sometime now and the opposition might cry foul about the neutrality of the poll.

While you are at it, do read the field report from the Rediff Reporter.


  • This Indian Voter is pleased to find a mention in the report. thanks for the link.

    By Blogger Indian Voter, at 1:03 PM  

  • I always thought Cho is always anti-incumbent types. Surprised, he is supporting Amma this time.

    By Blogger Deepa, at 3:51 AM  

  • @Indian Voter,

    Cho is a sitting Rajya Sabha MP representing the BJP. He has been supporting Amma for few months now. A quick glance thru Thuglak will prove that.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:21 AM  

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