In 2014 exit polls, Axis My India got it all wrong in Haryana…. Uncovering its survey error via pics

Axis My India poll survey, being pitched as the most reliable and credible survey, has had its share of errors and mistakes. What it projects in exit polls is not a cardinal truth.

Written by October 22, 2019 22:16

New Delhi: Axis My India poll survey, being pitched as the most reliable and credible survey, has had its share of errors and mistakes. What it projects in exit polls is not a cardinal truth.

Here we show you how it floundered in projecting the exit poll numbers.

Axis My India 2014 Prediction (Haryana)

In 2014 assembly elections for Haryana, Axis My India projected Om Prakash Chautala’s INLD as the largest party with 31-35 seats while BJP was projected to come second with 29-33 seats. Congress was placed at distant 18-20 seats.

However, days later, when the results were announced, Axis My India survey fell flat on its numbers.

The data extracted from Election Commission website (see below), clearly shows BJP as the largest party with 47 seats while INLD falling way behind with just 19 seats in its kitty.

Axis My India 2019 Prediction (Haryana)

For the 2019 assembly elections, Axis My India, after its exit polls, predicts neck and neck fight between Congress and BJP. And, this too at a time when Congress is besieged with factional fight within Haryana Congress while ML Khattar-led BJP government attained good popularity in last 5 years.

Moreover, all exit polls for Haryana have shown clean sweep for BJP with many even prediction that BJP will achieve ‘Mission 75’ in the state.

But, Axis My India CMD Pradeep Gupta continues to hold his ground. On TV debate, he admitted that he too was flummoxed with the numbers and thus conducted the exit polls twice to confirm the trend.

But, at last, he holds his ground and stands by the exit poll number which suggest tough contest in Haryana assembly elections.