With voting finally coming to an end in Uttar Pradesh, we are inching closer to the final results for all five states where elections were held – UP, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, and Manipur. While the Election Commission will make the results official on March 11, you can look forward to the 2017 exit polls on Thursday to get a general idea about which party will come in power in the five states, or if a hung assembly will be the result.
Though the results will be out for all five states, all eyes will be on UP exit poll 2017 results to see whether the scales will tilt in the favour of the SP-Congress alliance, or if BJP or BSP will emerge winners. While the actual results will not be out till Saturday, the exit polls usually (though not always) can be an indicator of which party will storm to power. If you are not in front of a TV to track the 2017 exit poll results, here’s how you can catch all the exit polls 2017 action online:
As mandated by the Election Commission, exit poll results cannot be announced by news agencies till 5:30pm on March 9. After that, TV channels and news websites can start releasing exit poll results they have collected.
If you want to track the exit polls 2017 online, you can head over to NDTV.com to see how the parties fare in the hotly contested elections in the five states.
On the other hand, if you are a social media junkie, you can head to Twitter and follow popular hashtags such as #ExitPolls2017, #ExitPolls, or #AssemblyElections to get the latest exit polls numbers. #ExitPolls2017 is already a trending topic on Twitter.
If the information flow is too much to handle, you can sift through the tweets by using state-specific hashtags such as #UPExitPolls or #PunjabExitPolls. You can also track tweets by Today’s Chanakya, which has a good track record in exit poll results.
A quick search on Google will give you links to different websites covering the 2017 exit polls, providing data from different agencies (such as AC Nielsen or CVoter). This will give you an overview of which way the election results may swing when the results are announced on March 11.