Brief Outline: Is BJP all set to come out as the single largest party in the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections as per C force survey and get 95 ro 100 seats while the expected runner up Congress is expected to win 80 to 85 seats.

Ayupp Verification: Fake

Origin: The post is viral on the Internet originally started from a website titled as  “Karnataka pre-poll survey: BJP 95, Congress 85, JD(S) 40, Others 4; predicts C force survey”.

Viral Example: BJP is set to come out as the single largest party in the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections as per C force survey. The party is expected to get 95 ro 100 seats while the expected runner up Congress is expected to win 80 to 85 seats. JDS remains the distant third party with around 40 seats while the remaining seats to be won by other candidates.

In terms of vote share, BJP will be the biggest gainer with a jump of 15% vote share as compared to previous state elections. The party is expected to get around 35% vote share. Congress despite having a slightly higher vote share than BJP will not be able to form the government again. The Congress party is expected to get 36% vote share.

The special status announced by Siddaramaiah Government for Lingayats didn’t seem to work well. 85% of the lingayats will again vote for BJP and BS Yeddyurappa is still their preferred leader. The decision to contest from 2 seats by CM Siddaramaiah hasn’t resonated well on ground with the public. In 2 separate high voltage contests, Siddaramaiah is expected to lose both the seats by more than 5% margin.

C force conducted the pre-poll survey in Karnataka between April 20th and 30th, 2018. Systematic random sampling methodology was used in selecting respondents for the survey. In all 12486 voters were interviewed from 120 assembly constituencies covering all regions using a structured questionnaire. Care was taken to ensure that different castes and communities were represented in the sample in their actual proportion. The survey has a margin of error of 2 percentage point at 95 percent confidence level, C force said

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Detailed Analysis: On May 1st, 2018, a disreputable website published news (archive here) on the survey of Karnataka survey and claimed that BJP will for the government.  

We did not find any survey as agency called C-Force, however a similar Gurugram-based C-Fore have predicted a win for the Congress Government in Karnataka.

A new Pre-poll survey gives Cong 118-128 seats

  1. A new pre-poll survey by the Gurugram-based C fore has predicted a Congress victory in the May 12 Assembly elections.
  2. As per the survey, the Congress is expected to win 118-128 seats, while the BJP will get 63-73 and the JD(S) 29-36.
  3. The pre-poll survey was conducted between April 20-30 with 6,247 voters interviewed from 61 Assembly constituencies.

However looking at the survey size of the C-Force survey of just 6247 people and deciding the overall result is again doubtful, yet many news website have taken this as a cue and give the Congress party a clear majority in the upcoming election.

Congress to get clear majority: Survey - Times of India

BENGALURU: Pollsters have predicted a hung assembly but C fore on Monday foretold an absolute and clear majority for the ruling Congress, with 118 to 128 seats. As per the C fore survey, BJP will get 63 to 73 seats, with JD(S) coming in third with 29 to 36 seats.

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Olivia Murakami is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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