Why exit polls got UP election results wrong4 min read . Updated: 14 Mar 2017, 09:48 AM IST
While Narendra Modi's role in the Uttar Pradesh victory is undeniable, the election results also show that BJP's performance in 2014 was no blip
One possible reason opinion and exit polls failed to anticipate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s spectacular performance in the assembly election in Uttar Pradesh was that they couldn’t quite figure out how to treat the 2014 general election. Those election results showed the BJP secured over 40% of the popular vote in Uttar Pradesh on the way to winning 90% of the Lok Sabha seats from the state.
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