As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s NDA government is on the verge of poll year, a survey conducted by Mood of the Nation (MOTN) presents look into the voters mind. The MOTN opinion poll reveals that Bharatiya Janata Party would fall short of majority if elections were conducted today.
Insights from the survey show that the NDA will manage to win only 281 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha, while the Congress, along with its present allies, will secure only 122 seats. The survey predicts that the NDA will garner 36 per cent of the total votes, while the UPA will get five per cent less – at 31 per cent.
The survey released on August 18 continues to peg Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the most favourable prime ministerial candidate, with 49 percent polling for the incumbent leader, as against Rahul Gandhi, who is favoured by 27% of the respondents. However, the Congress-led UPA+ has made sufficient gains in terms of vote share, although it continues to trail in seat share.
The Survey conducted last month in between July 18 to July 29, shows that ‘others’ will have a major bearing on the 2019 general elections and will bag around 140 seats.
According to the survey, none of the BJP leaders featured in the top three list of best chief. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal were ranked third and fourth on the list, while TMC supremo Manata Banerjee topped the poll. Moreover, the poll shows that Rahul Gandhi is the best person to lead such an alliance
An overwhelming 49 per cent of the respondents believe that the Opposition unity would translate into an electoral alliance against BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The Mood of the Nation (MOTN) Survey further predicts Unemployment, price rise, and corruption being the three biggest issues of concern for Indians. Unemployment tops the list and 34 per cent of the respondents feel it is a burning issue.