Congress which is in shambles ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections (corruption scandals, NaMonia, anti incumbency, rudderless leaders) has got scared with opinion polls. All opinion polls are predicting a complete rout for the Congress. Feared that this will impact the voting pattern of undecided voters and Congress voters (who might make a mind change) they have asked for a complete ban on the same. This has sparked a controversy regarding the freedom of the press and has been termed as undemocratic.

I agree with Congress viewpoint that these polls are not scientific and a small sample size cannot depict the entire story. It is a guess estimate of the outcome based on trends, sample etc. and is no good than anybody else’s guess. Like, Political Baba projections are not based on any sample but gut feel, intuition, estimates based on knowledge of the political landscape etc. are in…

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