South Asias largest Indian owned media and stakeholder research agency, Centre For Voting Opinion & Trends In Election Research (CVOTER), has termed the ruling party candidate and incumbent chief minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti as a favourite candidate in Anantnag By-Polls.
CVOTER which started as an initiative to act as an interface between the people and the polity has concluded in its Snap Poll that 71.3% people support Ms Mufti, followed by Congresss Hilal Shah (20.7%), NCs Iftikhar Misgar (4.0%) and others (3.0%).
Anantnag assembly segment goes to polls on Wednesday. The seat fell vacant with the demise of former CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 07, 2016. Ms Mufti is a Lok Sabha from South Kashmir but is currently chief executive of J&K.
The Snap Poll further concluded that Ms Mufti has an edge over other contesters in terms of honesty, development works and community care.
In terms of honesty, the poll says, the PDP chief (53%) has an edge over others, followed by Congress Shah (25%), others (16%) and NCs Misgar (6%).
In terms of development works, Ms Mufti again led the poll with 58%, followed by Congresss Shah (26%), others (9%) and NCs Misgar (7%).
While in terms of community care, Ms Mufti again scored over others with 52%, followed by Congresss Shah (32%), NCs Misgar (10%) and others (6%).
Pertinently, CVOTER is in poll analysis business from last two decades. It is into both, print as well as electronic media, social research, market research and consultancy services.
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