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Advani most favoured PM candidate: Poll

July 11, 2008 18:46 IST

The UPA will win 183 to 193 seats on a vote base of 33 per cent in the Lok Sabha if general elections are held now, said an opinion poll conducted for news magazine The Week.

The opposition NDA is tipped to get 179 to 189 seats on a 32 per cent vote share, according to the poll conducted by CVOTER among 9,604 respondents across 54 Lok Sabha seats on July 9 and 10 in the aftermath of Left parties withdrawing support to the UPA government.

The survey also covered issues like the performance of the Manmohan Singh [Images] government, best PM candidates and whether the nuclear deal is pro-India.

The BSP, ruling party in Uttar Pradesh, is expected to get between 46 and 56 seats on a vote share of six per cent while on the basis of same vote share the Left Front has been predicted to get 37 to 47 seats.

On the basis of nine per cent vote share, the Third Front is likely to get 52 to 62 seats. "Others" are tipped to get 16 to 26 seats on a vote share of 14 per cent.

BJP leader L K Advani gets the maximum vote for prime minister's post with 17 per cent of those surveyed preferring with Congress President Sonia Gandhi [Images] trailing him closely at 15 per cent and Rahul Gandhi [Images] at 11 per cent.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been out of active politics for quite some time now, still gets 11 per cent and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh comes the last at 9 per cent.

36 per cent of those polled came under "Others/Can't Say" category.

On the controversial nuclear deal 42 per cent considered it pro-India, 23 per cent anti-India while 35 said they cannot give an opinion. 31 per cent felt the Left parties were right in withdrawing support on the deal while 40 per cent said no.

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