Biggest Exit Poll blunders in India

Biggest Exit Poll blunders in India
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Atleast one exit poll firm tends to get an election right. However, there have been instances when all the exit polls have gotten the result wrong. Here are some instances

In 2003, exit polls had predicted a hung assembly in Rajasthan. In fact one exit poll even placed Congress ahead. Final Outcome, BJP 120 – Congress 56

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In 2004 May, the exit polls gave NDA a range of 240 to 271 Seats. In reality, NDA won just 189 Seats

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In 2005 November, exit polls had predicted a hung assembly in Bihar. While all the exit polls showed the NDA ahead, it was nowhere near the final result of NDA 143, UPA – 65

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In 2007 December, exit polls had predicted a 20 to 30 seat margin of victory for BJP in Gujarat. The party finally won with a 58 seat margin, almost double

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In 2011 May, exit polls had predicted AIADMK will win with a maximum margin of 118 Seats over its rival, final margin 172 Seats

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In 2012 March, Exit Polls had predicted a close battle between SAD-BJP and Congress party. In reality, SAD-BJP won comfortably 68-46

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In 2015, Exit Polls had predicted at a max that AAP will win with a margin of 36 seats. In reality, the margin was 64 seats

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In 2015, Exit Polls had predicted at a max that AAP will win with a margin of 36 seats. In reality, the margin was 64 seats

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If there are any other exit polls that you think went horribly wrong, please comment below and we will include them here

Read about our analysis of Exit Poll Companies here

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