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The 2018 Karnataka election sentiment meter

By Rediff Labs
Last updated on: April 27, 2018 16:20 IST
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The Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress are prepping for the upcoming May 12 Karnataka polls.

According to a recent survey, Karnataka is headed for a cliffhanger in the assembly elections with a clear majority elusive for both Congress and BJP.

Rediff Labs analysed the 2013 assembly election results merged with the 2014 Lok Sabha election results to develop a Sentiment Meter for the 2018 electoral battle.

A mathematical model is used to calculate how seat distribution will be altered as sentiment/percentage of votes towards a contesting political party changes. Based on the change, each constituency is marked with the winning party. A swing represents that the victory margin is close to the runner-up party.

Move the pointer on the Sentiment Meter (depending on who you think will get more votes) towards the political parties to see how the outcome is likely to change.

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