All eyes on Exit polls as voting for Maharashtra, Haryana conclude
New Delhi : All eyes are set on the exit polls as the single-phase Assembly elections in two states — Maharashtra, Haryana concluded at 6 PM on Monday. A ban by Election Commission on telecasting of exit polls will end at 6:30 PM on the same day.
“As per the provisions of Section 126A of The Representation of the People Act, 1951 (in short R.P. Act, 1951), there shall be restrictions on conduct of any exit poll and publication and dissemination of result of such exit polls during the period notified by the EC”, the poll panel had said in a notification sent to the media houses ahead of the crucial elections.
However, once the polling will conclude, various national pollsters including ABP-C-Voter, Today’s Chanakya, NewsX-Neta, News18-IPSOS, India Today-Axis My India, CNX, VMR will release their predictions.
Are Exit Polls reliable?
Time and time it has been shown that different exit polls have different predictions, which are based on a research done on a limited number of sample. They may match to the actual result but mostly they defer and sometimes with a huge margin.
However, a trend can be seen with the results of the different exit polls.