According to a report, a new opinion poll claims the DMK has an advantage over the ruling AIADMK in terms of vote share in the upcoming May 16 assembly polls.

 

The pre-poll survey, released yesterday, was conducted by the research group People's Studies. Dr S Rajanayagam, Director of People's Studies and Visual Communication professor at Loyola College released the results.

 

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The poll covered 144 Assembly constituencies, taking the opinion of more than 8,000 voters between April 24 to May 10.

 

The survey predicts DMK would get a vote share of 42.7%, while the AIADMK would get 36.6%. The DMDK-PWF alliance would get 7.9% and Dr Anbumani Ramadoss’ PMK will win about 3%.

 

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For the post of Chief Minister, more than 41% of respondents showed a preference for DMK chief Karunanidhi, while the current CM got as little as about 31%. A poll conducted a year ago by the same organisation had shown  MK Stalin was preferred as CM over as over his father and five-time CM M Karunanidhi. 

 

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