Either everybody is getting it wrong or everybody is getting it right. Or everybody is playing it safe.
This is the third table-top prediction by editors of The Times of India, presumably on the basis of on-the-ground reports from their bureaux.
The following is how the fortunes of the three major alliance have fluctuated in the three ToI surveys:
Congress + other UPA: 201 to 198 to 195.
BJP + other NDA: 195 to 176 to 187
Third Front: 82 to 109 to 111.
Others and independents: 65 to 60 to 50.
Graphic: courtesy The Times of India
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