We can sense the heat of upcoming Punjab elections, which will be held in the first quarter of 2017. The ruling alliance Shiromani Akali Dal – Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to face very tough competition from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Punjab opinion polls are also suggested that AAP is a tough constetant. Out of total 117 assembly seats of Punjab, 59 seats are required to form the government. We have a question: who will win Punjab elections 2017? ; let’s try to find out the answer. The Aam Aadmi Party has declared that they will contest the upcoming Punjab elections in 2017, this announcement made the Punjab elections more interesting. As per the recently conducted Punjab opinion poll by HuffPost-C Voter in 2016, Aam Aadmi Party will win by a huge margin.
India Today-Axis Punjab Opinion Poll
As per latest opinion poll conducted by India Today-Axis (13 October 2016), Congress is going to be the biggest party in upcoming Punjab elections. INC will win 49-55 seats and AAP will win 42 to 46 seats. SAD and BJP alliance will able to win 17 to 21 seats. Independent candidates might able to win 3 to 7 seats in polls. As per 76 percent respondent’s drug problem is a major issue in Punjab.
As per the opinion poll the Favorite CM Candidates are listed below:
|CM Candidate||Survey Percent|
|Parkash Singh Badal||25|
|Navjot Singh Sidhu||8|
|Sukhbir Singh Badal||3|
|Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi||3|
|Sucha Singh Chhotepur||1|
*India Today-Axis Opinion Poll is conducted on 6552 voters of 117 assembly constituencies.
Punjab Opinion Poll 2017 by HuffPost-C Voter
|Party / Alliance||Seat Projection (2015)||Seat Projection (March 2016)|
As per the Punjab opinion poll 2017 predictions, Aam Aadmi party is going to win around 100 seats in the elections. This will be a big turnaround for AAP if survey polls come out to be true in upcoming elections. The popularity of the AAP has increased as compared to an opinion poll conducted in 2015. There is a bad news for the INC, as per the predictions Indian National Congress is expected to win only 8 to 14 seats. The ruling party SAD and BJP seems to secure only 6 to 12 seats, which is a huge disappointment.
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Punjab Elections Opinion Poll by VDPAssociates
|July 2016 Predictions||2012 Actual Data|
|Party||Seats||Vote %||Seats||Vote %|
VDPAssociates survey agency is also predicting that AAP is going to win 100 seats in Punjab Elections 2017 with a vote percentage of 46%.
Punjab Opinion Poll 2017 by India Trending Now
|Party||Seat Projection 2017||Vote %|
|Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)||85-89||39-43|
As per India Trending Now Punjab Survey Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party is the favourite party of Punjab and Arvind Kejriwal is the favourite CM. More than half of the voters of Punjab rated Mr. Arvind Kejriwal as best CM candidate.
Favourite CM Candidate for Punjab Elections 2017 by India Trending Now
|Captain Amarinder Singh||19%||INC|
|Parkash Singh Badal||10%||SAD|
|Sukhbir Singh Badal||6%||SAD|
The competition seems very interesting with the addition of AAP for the very first time time in Punjab elections. Drug abuse, corruption and unemployment are the three major issues in Punjab elections. These opinion polls are just the predictions, which are surveyed on a small sample of voters. The fate of candidates will be decided by the votes of the people of Punjab.
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