AAP to emerge as the third largest party, post Lok Sabha election: Survey
New Delhi: As per a survey conducted in eight metropolitan cities of the country, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is the front runner in the race for the post of Prime Minister.
The survey also indicated that newcomer Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is going to make a credible impact in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. It predicted a third spot for the Aam Aadmi Party.
The survey was conducted by Times of India's market research agency, IPSOS, which said that over one-third of the people have predicted 26 to 50 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
As per the survey, 26 percent people predicted 51 to 100 seats for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.
Eleven percent of the surveyed people believed that AAP is going to win more than 100 seats.
Three-fourth of the people believed that AAP is going to win the largest number of seats after Congress and BJP.
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Narendra Modi is still the favourite choice for the post of prime minister, the survey indicated. A staggering 58 percent people voted Modi for the top post; while Rahul Gandhi was the choice of 14 percent. Arvind Kejriwal continued to surprise as more than 25 percent people favoured him as their preferred candidate for the post of prime minister.
The survey sprung a surprise when it predicted that Kejriwal is the ideal choice in Modi's stronghold Ahmedabad, along with Chennai and Mumbai.
Forty-four percent said that they will vote for AAP if party contests its candidate from their constituency.
The survey was conducted in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. A total of 2,015 people, in the age group of 18-45 years, were covered for the survey.
As per the survey, one-third of the people believed that AAP will cut the vote bank of BJP. While, one-fourth of the people said that AAP's victory will have a major impact on the poll results of Congress.