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IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll: Priyanka Gandhi likely to help Congress sway anti-incumbency votes, but main battle remains between BJP-Mahagathbandhan

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Fresh opinion poll in Uttar Pradesh's Purvanchal region shows reservation for poor in general category and Priyanka Gandhi's induction in Congress have given a boost to BJP and Congress respectively, while giving a setback to SP-BSP alliance.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 06, 2019 18:51 IST
Priyanka Gandhi likely to help Congress sway

Priyanka Gandhi likely to help Congress sway anti-incumbency votes

The road to Delhi's 'throne' goes through Uttar Pradesh. Barring a few occasions, party which has won maximum number of Lok Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh has went on to form government at the Centre. In 2014, the 'Modi wave' swept across the state with the Bharatiya Janata  Party (BJP) winning 71 out 80 Lok Sabha seats.

Can the BJP repeat its 2014 super show in 2019 in Uttar Pradesh or will Congress and Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) of Opposition parties will prove a stumbling bloc? The previous IndiaTV-CNX survey on the state's mood, published in November, BJP stood chance to win a majority figure among UP seats only if no alliance between non-BJP parties materialise. While in all other scenarios, BJP was reduced to 31 or 45 seats. While Congress was likely to win at only two to eight seats under all circumstances. (Read full story)

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But the party has now a new ace in the running - Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. India TV has conduced a fresh poll on 43 Lok Sabha seats,  in alliance with CNX, a Delhi based research and survey agency, to gauge the state's mood after Congress party has appointed Priyank Gandhi as the chief of the eastern Uttar Pradesh. 

Here's how Priyanka's entry affected Congress' fate in the state: 

Fresh opinion poll in Uttar Pradesh's Purvanchal region shows reservation for poor in general category and Priyanka Gandhi's induction in Congress have given a boost to BJP and Congress respectively, while giving a setback to SP-BSP alliance. 

India Tv - Priyanka Gandhi likely to help Congress sway anti-incumbency votes

Priyanka Gandhi likely to help Congress sway anti-incumbency votes

Priyanka Gandhi factor manages to influence voters in Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi, adds 12 per cent votes for BJP. PM safely in lead. 

India Tv - Priyanka factor visible in Varanasi

Priyanka factor visible in Varanasi

Rahul Gandhi likely to retain Amethi by a small margin, Priyanka factor helps with 2% votes. 

India Tv - Wil Priyanka save Rahul in Amethi?

Wil Priyanka save Rahul in Amethi?

After Gorakhpur, BJP also likely to regain Phulpur seat from Mahagathbandhan. Congress gains 11 per cent vote due to Priyanka factor, still at third position. 

India Tv - Priyanka factor in Phulpur may help Congress but main tussle to remain between BJP, Grand Alliance

Priyanka factor in Phulpur may help Congress but main tussle to remain between BJP, Grand Alliance

The survey shows Congress clearly benefits from Priyanka Gandhi's entry into active politics, while grand alliance takes a hit. 

The survey says BSP will lose coveted Gorakhpur seat to BJP but with a small margin of 2%, in such a condition, 1% vote sway induced by Priyanka's entry could raise red flags for BJP.

India Tv - Priyanka could spell danger for BJP in Gorakhpur

Priyanka could spell danger for BJP in Gorakhpur

On Sakshi Maharaj's seat in Unnao, Priyanka Gandhi's entry adds 7% votes to Congress' kitty, but party remains third likely to win here in 2019 Lok Sabha Polls

India Tv - Impact of Priyanka's induction on Unnao seat

Impact of Priyanka's induction on Unnao seat

Sonia Gandhi continues to rule hearts of her constituents. 60 per cent voters back Congress in Rae Bareli, an addition of 6% since Priyanka's induction. 

India Tv - Congress likely to save Rae Bareli confortably in next polls

Congress likely to save Rae Bareli confortably in next polls

Priyanka factor visible on Barabanki seat as well. Congress adds 17 per cent vote share, but remains at no 2, as BJP's incumbent Priyanka Singh Rawat remains public favourite.

India Tv - India TV CNX survey 

India TV CNX survey 

In Pratapgarh, Priyanka's entry has increased the likely vote share on Congress party by 10 per cent, while also adding 4 per cent votes in Apna Dal's kitty. 

India Tv - Priyanka's imapct on Pratapgarh seat

Priyanka's imapct on Pratapgarh seat

In Rajnath Singh's bastion Lucknow, the ruling party BJP is likely to be remain at the top, Congress come at second spot with 28% voter share, limiting BSP-SP alliance at third spot.

India Tv - Priyanka factor on Lucknow seat

Priyanka factor on Lucknow seat

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