All exit polls conducted by various agencies in collaboration with TV channels, have predicted a massive victory for the BJP in Jharkhand, but they predicted hung assembly in Jammu & Kashmir with a tough fight between PDP and BJP. The PDP is expected to sweep the Kashmir Valley, while BJP is all set to sweep Jammu & Ladakh.
The ABP News Exit poll predicted 52 seats for the BJP in 81-member assembly. The survey has given 10 seats to JMM and 9 to Congress. The same survey has predicted hung assembly in J&K and said that Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP may emerge as the single largest party with 32-38 seats in 87-member assembly. The BJP may win 27-33, which is still huge as compared to its best performance of 10 seats in 2009. The National Conference may win 8-14 seats, leaving 4-10 to the Congress.
The India Today-CICERO survey has given 43-51 seats to the BJP in Jharkhand. The survey has predicted 7-11 seats for the Congress and 14-18 seats for JMM.
The India TV-C Voter exit poll has predicted 37-45 seats for the BJP and 15-23 seats for JMM in Jharkhand. The Congress may win just 3-7 seats, while JVM may win 4-8 seats. The same survey has predicted 32-38 seats for PDP in J&K, while BJP may win 27-33 seats. The National Conference may finish third with 8-14 seats. Congress may finish fourth with 4-10 seats.
The IBN 7-Axis APM survey has thrown an interesting picture. While it has given 37-43 seats to the BJP, it has predicted second spot for the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM), which may win 12-16 seats. The JMM
may win 10-14 seats followed by Congress (7-11). The survey also has some different kind of predictions for J&K. It has given 36-41 seats to the PDP, followed by 16-22 to BJP, 9-13 to National Conference and 9-13 seats to the Congress.
Over 76% polling reported from Jammu & Kashmir in the fifth and final phase, while 71% people exercised their franchise in Jharkhand. In total, J&K recorded 65% in all five phases, which is a new record for the state. Jharkhand recorded 66% polling in all five phases.