The Polstrat Assembly Election 2021 Exit Poll was conducted with a sample size of 10,000, a margin of error of 3% and a confidence interval of 95%. Watch the broadcast of our exit poll on TV9 Bharatvarsh here.

West Bengal


Note: The original version of the article was published on April 28th in “The Daily Guardian”

In an attempt to capture the country’s sentiment on the coronavirus crisis, Team C-Voter has been conducting a daily tracking poll from March 16th, 2020 among 18+ adults statewide, including every major demographic. The poll asks questions to respondents across the country about their economic and social well being, along with their sentiments on the fear of the virus and availability of food/ration in their households.


All survey findings and projections are based on the Team CVoter daily tracking poll conducted from March 22nd 2020 to April 21st 2021 among 18+ adults statewide, including every major demographic.

From Polstrat, a non-partisan political consultancy which aims to shift the narrative of political discourse in the country from a problem-centric to a solutions-oriented approach. The survey was carried out by Team CVoter (Center For Voting Opinions and Trends in Election Research), a leading international stakeholder research organization with its roots in India.

Read more about Polstrat here. Follow us on Medium to keep up to date with Indian politics.


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All survey findings and projections are based on the Team CVoter daily tracking poll conducted from March 22nd 2020 to April 14th 2021 among 18+ adults statewide, including every major demographic.

From Polstrat, a non-partisan political consultancy which aims to shift the narrative of political discourse in the country from a problem-centric to a solutions-oriented approach. The survey was carried out by Team CVoter (Center For Voting Opinions and Trends in Election Research), a leading international stakeholder research organization with its roots in India.

Read more about Polstrat here. Follow us on Medium to keep up to date with Indian politics.


Note: The original version of the article was published on April 14th in “The Daily Guardian”

Elections in India are not run any differently from how the parliament itself runs, covered in allegations between members and parties. While allegations are standard practice of campaigning (indeed politics) and often unfounded, there are many instances of malpractice during elections regardless of the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI). From the purchase of votes, violence, excessive election spending to campaigning within the last 48 hours of voting, there are instances of candidates flouting all rules. …


Note: The original version of the article was published on April 7th in “The Daily Guardian”

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Politics in Kerala have churned out governments alternating between the Left Front LDF and the Congress-led UDF every five years since the re-election of late Chief Minister C. Achutha Menon. Although the state has strong communal and caste lines, its community voting patterns have not been loyal to any particular party or front. …


Note: The original version of the article was published on March 31st in “The Daily Guardian”

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During the start of campaigning for the West Bengal assembly elections in November last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said to Bharatiya Janata Party workers, “Maut Ke Khel Se Mat Nahi Mil Sakta (you don’t get votes from bloodshed).” While Modi did not name the state’s ruling party, the Trinamool Congress or Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the BJP has been blaming the TMC for engaging in a violent campaign. In July last year, the party released a list of 107 members all of whom…


Note: The original version of the article was published on March 17th in “The Daily Guardian”

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While it would seem that the spotlight during this season of assembly elections has been on West Bengal, another critical state that the Bharatiya Janata Party is battling to secure is Assam. The Assam assembly elections, which are slated to take place between March 27-April 6, are likely to be a three-cornered fight with the BJP-led front, the Congress-led grand alliance and the regional front. …


Note: The original version of the article was published on March 10th in “The Daily Guardian”

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With the announcement of election dates in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry, national and state parties across the country have begun campaigning extensively. The Assembly Election in Kerala scheduled to be held on April 6, is going to be a two-pronged contest between the incumbent Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and Indian National Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF). Traditionally, while the state has never had the same government re-elected to power for two terms, it would seem…

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