ABP News-Nielsen opinion poll: Delhiites want Arvind Kejriwal as CM, but BJP set to get majority in poll

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New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2014 9:30 AM

BJP will get absolute majority bagging around 46 seats in Delhi Assembly polls, riding on the 'Modi wave'...

As per the poll, Arvind Kejriwal is the most suitable candidate for the position of CM with 39 pct of the respondents preferring him. PTIAs per the poll, Arvind Kejriwal is the most suitable candidate for the position of CM with 39 pct of the respondents preferring him. PTI

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will get absolute majority bagging around 46 seats in Delhi Assembly polls, riding on the ‘Modi wave’, while AAP is likely to win in 18 constituencies, an opinion poll said today.

As per the ABP News-Nielsen poll, Arvind Kejriwal is the most suitable candidate for the position of Chief Minister with 39 per cent of the respondents preferring him.

BJP’s Harsh Vardhan is a close second with 38 per cent while Sheila Dikshit has got support of 7 per cent respondents followed by Jagdish Mukhi who was preferred by 5 per cent.

The poll said BJP will have a vote share of 38 per cent as against AAP’s 26 per cent.

Congress will win in five constituencies with a further decline of three seats from eight it had won in Assembly polls in December last year, it said.

AAP had bagged 28 seats in the polls last year. The opinion poll said the Kejriwal-led party will get 10 seats less this time. The half-way mark in the 70-member Assembly is 36.

About two-third of the respondents said that they were satisfied with the work done by Kejriwal in his 49-day tenure.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains the most popular leader amongst the respondents surveyed, leading with a huge margin of 63 per cent.
Kejriwal is the second-most popular leader with 25 per cent support. Rahul Gandhi trails behind with 12 per cent backing, the survey said.

The opinion poll was conducted among 6,528 respondents in 35 Assembly constituencies between November 5 and 7.

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