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Are exit polls trustworthy?

Biranchi Narayan Acharya

Twelve exit polls out of fourteen predicted NDA's majority with seats varying from 282 to 365. Post exit polls it's a routine that the losing parties (as predicted by exit polls) usually rubbishes the exit polls citing that such polls have nothing to do with the real results. Many cite 2004 exit polls followed by 2009 exit polls, exit polls during 2015 Bihar Assembly election and 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. Now the question is whether exit polls are trust worthy or totally rubbish.

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