Karnataka Exit Poll Results 2018 updates: Exit polls divided over Congress, BJP; most predict hung Assembly

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Karnataka Exit Poll Results 2018 updates: Exit polls divided over Congress, BJP; most predict hung Assembly
  • 20:24 (IST)

    Here are all the exit poll results at a glance: 

    Congress

    BJP

    JD(S) +

    Others

    Times Now VMR

    90-103

    80-93

    31-39

    2-4

    India Today Axis My India

    106-118

    79-92

    22-30

    1-4

    Republic TV

    73-82

    95-114

    32-43

    3-4

    Dighvijay News

    76-80

    103-107

    31-35

    4-8

    NewsX-CNX

    72-78

    102-110

    35-39

    3-5

    News Nation

    71-75

    105-109

    36-40

    3-5

    ABP News Cvoter

    87-99

    97-109

    21-30

    1-8

    Today's Chanakya

    73

    120

    26

    3

    Poll of Polls NDTV

    89

    98

    31

    4

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    20:21 (IST)

    6 of 8 exit polls give BJP clear edge over Congress, but hung Assembly may be on cards 

    Firstpost takes a look at the exit polls — Times Now-VMR exit poll, India Today-Axis My India, RepublicTV-Jan ki baat, ABP News-CVoter Poll, NewsX-CNX, News Nation poll, Today's Chanakya and Dighvijaya News poll — to give you a picture of how things may pan out.

    Of eight exit polls, six gave BJP a clear edge, while the rest reckoned that Congress would emerge as the single largest party. Interestingly, three polls predicted that the BJP and Congress might win enough seats to form the government on their own power: India Today-Axis My India for Congress and Republic TV-Jan ki Baat and Today's Chanakya for BJP. It seems as if a hung Assembly might be on the cards, but only time will tell.

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  • 20:03 (IST)

    Today’s Chanakya exit poll predicts 120 seats for BJP

    Times Now's exit poll Today’s Chanakya predicts 120 seats for BJP, while it says Congress is likely to get 73 seats. It anticipates 26 seats for JD(S) and 3 seats for Others.

  • 19:47 (IST)

    News Nation exit poll predicts BJP to emerge as single-largest party in Karnataka 

    The News Nation exit poll predicts 105-109 seats for BJP, 71-75 seats for Congress, 36-40 seats for JD(S) and 3-5 seats for Others. 

  • 19:36 (IST)

    NDTV's updated 'Poll of exit polls' calculations predict 101 seats for BJP 

    NDTV updates its 'Poll of exit polls' results at 7:24 pm. The exit poll predicts 101 seats for BJP, 84 seats for Congress, 34 seats for JD(S) and 3 seats for Others.

  • 19:33 (IST)

    The Dighvijay News exit poll predicts 76-80 seats for Congress,103-107 seats for BJP and 31-35 seats for JD(S) 

  • 19:23 (IST)

    ABP News exit poll predicts BJP likely to reach magic figure of 113 seats

    The ABP News exit poll has updated its results according to the turnout till 4 pm. It predicts 101-113 seats for BJP, claiming that the saffron party is likely to reach the 'magic figure' of 113 seats. It predicts 82 to 94 seats for Congress, while JD(S) and Others will get 18-31 seats and 1 to 8 seats respectively. 

  • 19:14 (IST)

    70 percent voter turnout in Karnataka Assembly polls


    The high-stakes Karnataka Assembly elections saw a 70 percent voter turnout on Saturday,  the Election Commission said in New Delhi.


    The last Assembly election in 2013 had witnessed 71.4 percent polling, it said. The polling figure is likely to go up as some voters were still queued up at the polling stations after 6 pm. —PTI

  • 19:09 (IST)

    NDTV's 'Poll of exit polls' calculations say BJP leads with 98 seats, 88 seats for Congress, and 33 seats for JDS

  • 18:59 (IST)

    NewsX-CNX exit poll 2018 predicts hung Assembly in Karnataka 

    The NewsX-CNX exit poll 2018 says that a hung Assembly is on the cards after the Karnataka Assembly elections. The exit poll claims the BJP is set to be elected as the single largest party in the state, with close to 102-110 seats, followed by the Congress with 72-78 seats and JDS with 35-39 seats.

  • 18:55 (IST)

    ABP exit poll says BJP likely to emerge as the single-largest party in state with 97-109 seats 

    The ABP exit poll claims BJP is likely to emerge as the single-largest party in Karnataka. The exit poll released these numbers based on voting till 2 pm. The exit poll predicts 97-109 seats for the BJP, 87-99 seats for Congress and 21-30 seats for JD-S.

  • 18:46 (IST)

    VMR exit polls predict fractured mandate, 90 to 103 seats for Congress

    VMR exit polls predict fractured mandate with Congress being the single-largest party with 90 to 103 seats, reports Economic Times

  • 18:42 (IST)

    Republic TV-Jan ki Baat exit poll gives BJP an edge over Congress 

    Republic TV-Jan ki Baat gives BJP an edge over Congress in its exit polls. It has predicted about 95-114 seats for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), while it has given 73-82 seats for Congress. Meanwhile, it predicts 32-43 seats for the JD(S).

  • 18:40 (IST)

    Polling has been completed in almost all stations: EC

    "Except a few polling stations, where people are still standing in the line and voting, polling has been completed in almost all polling stations," the Election Commission said to ANI

  • 18:39 (IST)

    Times Now-VMR exit poll predicts 90 to 103 seats for Congress 

    Times Now-VMR Exit poll predictions:

    BJP 80 -93

    Congress 90 - 103

    JD(S) - 31-39

    Others 2-4  (Margin of +/-3 percent)

    The exit poll had 6,872 respondents from all regions, Times Now reported

  • 18:35 (IST)

    Congress expected to be single-largest party in Karnataka, predicts India Today-Axis My India exit poll 

    Congress is expected to be the single-largest party in the Karnataka Assembly election with 106-118 seats, the India Today-Axis My India exit poll had predicted. 

  • 18:22 (IST)

    64 percent voter turnout recorded in Karnataka

    Polling for Karnataka Assembly election ends; over 64 percent turnout reported till 5 pm, state electoral officials said to PTI

  • 18:21 (IST)

    India Today-Axis My India exit poll results to be out at 6.30 pm

    India Today has reported that its India Today-Axis My India exit poll results for the Karnataka Assembly elections will be out at 6.30 pm. 

  • 18:18 (IST)

    Chanakya exit poll predictions to be out at 7.45 pm

    Times Now has conducted two exit polls — predictions for the VMR exit poll will start at 6.30 pm when the first set of data comes in. Meanwhile, Chanakya’s exit poll’s predictions will come in at 7.45 pm.

  • 18:14 (IST)

    Voting ends for 222 seats in Karnataka, re-polling ordered in two seats, reports Economic Times

  • 18:05 (IST)

    Voting officially closes at 6 pm, after which exit polls will be declared soon

Latest updates: On a politically crucial Assembly election ahead of next year's Lok Sabha battle, the ruling Congress, BJP and JD-S all claimed they would win.

Here are the exit poll results at a glance:

Congress BJP JD(S) + Others
Times Now VMR 90-103 80-93 31-39 2-4
India Today Axis My India 106-118 79-92 22-30 1-4
Republic TV 73-82 95-114 32-43 3-4
Dighvijay News 76-80 103-107 31-35 4-8
NewsX-CNX 72-78 102-110 35-39 3-5
News Nation 71-75 105-109 36-40 3-5
ABP News Cvoter 87-99 97-109 21-30 1-8
Today's Chanakya 73 120 26 3
Poll of Polls NDTV 89 98 31 4
People queue up to cast their ballot during the polling day for the Karnataka Assembly election 2018 in Bengaluru. PTI

Representational image. PTI

While counting for the Karnataka Assembly election will take place on 15 May, a number of agencies and news outlets conducted exit to gauge the mood of the voters.  The exit polls were released after 6 pm on Saturday as voting ended. According to Indian Express, some of the popular exit polls are News24's Chanakya exit poll, India Today's India Today-Axis My India exit poll and the C-group exit poll.

As the only Assembly poll being held in the peak summer, with temperatures soaring, the battle-royal at the hustings has the nation glued to the southern state where the stakes are high for both the national parties whose prospects the JD-S can make or mar as a kingmaker or spoiler in a fractured verdict.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday that he was "very confident" of the ruling Congress retaining power in the southern state by winning over 120 seats. Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial face BS Yeddyurappa was among the first to vote in Shikaripura in Shivamogga district.

Karnataka has over 5.06 crore voters, including 2.6 crore men and 2.5 crore women. A total of 15.42 lakh voters, aged 18 to 19, registered for the first time. "Voting has been peaceful by and large barring a few incidents of EVMs not functioning in some booths, missing voter names and procedural delays", an official told IANS.

Polling was held in 58,008 stations in 30 districts across the state, with 600 of them dubbed 'pink booths', overseen by women personnel. Over 1.5 lakh security personnel were deployed.

In all, 2,654 candidates are in the fray, including 219 women. A total of 222 are from the Congress and BJP each, 201 from JD-S, 1,155 Independents and 800 from other national, regional and fringe parties.

Firstpost reviewed this story after reports emerged that the Suvarna news 24x7 exit poll was fake. We have deleted references to that poll.

With inputs from agencies


Updated Date: May 13, 2018 19:02 PM

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