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Exit pollsters deserve Nobel prize: Congress

New Delhi: Exit pollsters “deserve the Nobel prize for miniaturization”, Congress said today taking a dig at pollsters who have projected a poor show by the party in Lok Sabha polls.“Those who try and capture

PTI [ Updated: May 13, 2014 20:44 IST ]
exit pollsters deserve nobel prize congress
exit pollsters deserve nobel prize congress

New Delhi: Exit pollsters “deserve the Nobel prize for miniaturization”, Congress said today taking a dig at pollsters who have projected a poor show by the party in Lok Sabha polls.


“Those who try and capture the essence of Indian polity in exit or opinion polls on sample sizes of varying sizes deserve the Nobel prize for miniaturization for a country as diverse as India”, party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters.

He said he was talking of such a prize because these pollsters “are capturing the hearts and minds of over a billion people or X billion voters on sample sizes of 10-20-or 50 or 90,000 or one lakh. Besides, this is being done on the “most diverse spots on earth that is India.”

Coming down heavily on such polls, he said those who failed to learn lessons of history are condemned to repeat them and the same applied to these pollsters and exit pollsters.

He said how exit polls have proved wrong in 2004 and 2009 general elections.

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