DMK, AIADMK are placed on even scale: survey

Written by Political Bureau | Chennai | Updated: Apr 15 2009, 04:25am hrs
The two major alliances headed by DMK and AIADMK in Tamil Nadu are placed on almost even scale according to a poll survey.

The survey based on sample 5,850 people from 39 constituencies and was conducted by Loyola Institute of Media Studies (LIMS). Coming out with a categorical observation on who will be garnering the maximum percentage votes, LIMS states that AIADMK combine including MDMK, PMK, CPI and CPM will be marginally leading at 34.9% closely followed by DMK alliance comprising parties viz., Congress, VCK and Muslim League at 34.5%.

The DMDK party headed by actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth will be getting 12.3% followed by the BJP-led front at 3.5%, says the survey. On the prospects of remaining poll contestants, the independents and splinter groups the survey says they will be grabbing 1.7% leaving the remaining 13.1% voters who are undecided about their party of choice in the forthcoming poll.

Tracking the issues that would come to the fore in poll battle, the survey points out issues like lack of drinking water, poor roads and transportation systems, power outrages, lack of industrial development, and deficiency in dispensing PDS will be some of the major issues that would pre-occupy the voters mind.

Loyola Institute of Media Studies identified the major poll issues as raging Sri Lankan Tamil issue, price rise, breakdown of law and order, shortage of power and unemployment crisis at the state level and spiralling price rise, terrorism, Lankan Tamil issue, shortage of power and unemployment at the national level.