According to a mock poll conducted by Political Stock Exchange (PSE), an estimated 75% of respondents voted in favour of TRS.The PSE is an innovative election analysis and keeps weekly track of the political pulse conducted in states that are going to polls in India.
The Telangana PSE poll was conducted with a sample size of 6,877 in 17 parliamentary constituencies in the state through telephonic interviews. Many of them said that the early dissolution of the state Assembly to advance elections was indeed a “masterstroke” that the Chief Minister’s supporters claimed it was.
Social Welfare Schemes scores
The results also showed that there was a strong pro-incumbency wave helping KCR making TRS lead among all segments of society. This is believed to be predominantly due to social welfare schemes like loan waivers for farmers, pension schemes, housing for the poor and other initiatives by the Chief Minister which have not only addressed the problems but also proven to be popular by all the communities and segments in the state.
TRS in the lead
The Telangana Chief Minister has consistently maintained a lead for the past several weeks as per the PSE survey.
Grand Alliance Won’t Work
According to the poll results, the Congress-TD alliance doesn’t seem to be delivering results, and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM is expected to mar the Congress’s fortunes in Hyderabad by eating into its vote bank.
Opposition mind games boost to TRS cadre
The PSE survey added to the mood of the TRS cadres, who said that it had given them a boost in view of the criticism of the government by the Opposition and the targeting of party star campaigners, particularly caretaker minister T. Harish Rao, with “mind games”.
KCR, who had announced the dissolution of the Assembly on September 6 is confident that TRS would sweep the elections by winning hundred seats and come to power with a thumping majority and also said that most of the poll surveys predicted the same.