Exit polls: Triumph of the Bayesian

Exit polls: Triumph of the Bayesian

Bayesian method comes to fore for first time in India, thanks to Today’s Chanakya, whose exit poll hit the bull’s eye
2014 sees the second highest sweep index in a general election

2014 sees the second highest sweep index in a general election

The extent of the state-wide sweeps seen in this year’s general election may well be unprecedented
Lok Sabha elections: Why many candidates lost their deposits

Lok Sabha elections: Why many candidates lost their deposits

In the election, 7,502 of the 8,748 candidates who contested lost their deposits, the verdict serves as warning to regional parties going for reckless national expansion
There are no swing states in India

There are no swing states in India

An analysis shows that there are no “borderline constituencies” in India like we have “swing states” in the US presidential election
Battles the BJP fought, and won

Battles the BJP fought, and won

We examine the battles the BJP picked, how it fought them, and where it won
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Was the voter turnout in Karnataka really low?

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