BJP winning battle of opinion polls, hands down

As the third and final phase of polling gets underway, two new pre-poll surveys are available for inspection.

# The first done by C-Fore for Suvarna News and aired on Monday night, says BJP will 96-106 seats out of 224, Congress 73-83 seats, and JDS 32-38.

# The second done by Development and Research Services for INX News says BJP will get 120 seats, followed by Congress 49, and JDS 42.

The sample size, the methodology, and the dates of the survey, all key requirements in reporting opinion polls, are not known. An NDTV exit poll, aired on May 16 after the second phase of polling, too had predicted that the BJP would come to power if the trend continued.