News18’s opinion poll: Modi led NDA heading for landslide; majority repose faith in PM

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New Delhi: Majority of Indians have reposed their trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make their lives better, according to a News18’s Mega Opinion Poll.

The survey, India’s biggest opinion poll, covers a sample size of over 1.18 lakh eligible voters across 21 states and different demographic backgrounds.

According to the survey, 59 percent of the respondents said that PM Modi is their first choice among the current crop of leaders whom they can rely on to improve their condition. 60 percent of male respondents and 57 percent of female respondents have indicated their choice for Narendra Modi.

21 percent of the respondents gave their share of votes for Rahul Gandhi, followed by Arvind Kejriwal (9 percent) and Mamata Banerjee (9 percent), reads the survey.

The survey weighed slightly more towards the rural populace- with almost 68,000 respondents being from the urban areas and almost 51,000 being from the urban areas.

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Among the various social categories included in the survey, the population from the general category occupies the lion’s share followed by OBC, SC, and ST.

Among religious denominations, Hindus occupied the lion’s share as almost 88,500 respondents were from the majority community followed by Muslims from Sunni and Shia clans.

People from the age group between 26-35 formed the majority of the respondents, with 61 percent indicating their choice for PM Modi, according to the survey.

Social welfarist policies with efficient delivery mechanisms have been the cornerstone of PM Narendra Modi’s regime. During his two terms as the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has made sure that policies undertaken for the masses reach the intended beneficiaries. BJP is aiming to get more than 400+ seats as PM Modi is seeking a third term in office.

The fieldwork was carried out in the period from 12 February to 01 March 2024. In each of the Lok Sabha constituencies, 210 interviews were conducted. The interviews were conducted with eligible voters (among the general public).