NDA government seems to be riding high after completing two years in power as it seems to be getting 342 seats if elections were held today, predicts the opinion poll conducted by ABP News-IMRB International. This is a slight gain in the number of seats against its tally of 339 in 2014. The survey has found that the Modi government continues to enjoy great popularity across the nation.
NDA would win 342 seats if general elections were held now, up from the 339 seats which it won during the last Lok Sabha polls. In the case of UPA, its tally has risen to 66 from 62. Left parties are seen bagging 14 seats, had achieved 10 last time around. Others in the fray are slated to win 121.
As per the survey, the NDA shows a gain in vote share in all regions. There is an increase of vote share of 52% in North as compared to 45% in the 2014 polls. NDA seems to have regained ground it had lost to JDU/RJD/INC in Bihar last year. Though there is a significant loss in Punjab, but there is a gain in East with Assam and Orissa. In the East, the vote share has gone up to 38 per cent against 29 per cent in the 2014 LS polls. In West, there is a loss in the no. of seats but there is a slight gain in vote-share with 58 per cent as compared to 53% in 2014 LS polls. Similarly in South, the NDA has got a better hold with 50 seats and 35 per cent vote share. BJP has gained votes and seats in Andhra and Karnataka.