Election polls can go wrong anywhere but their opacity in India has shrouded them in suspicion
As state assembly elections come to a close, all eyes will be on exit polls conducted by different pollsters. If any pollster’s seat-victory prediction is broadly in line with the 10 March verdict, that pollster will be the toast of the day. The rest will be damned. If none of them gets it right, critics will immediately question the utility of conducting and broadcasting such polls. Some may even call for an outright ban on such surveys.