Lucknow: Stakes are high for all the major political parties in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
No wonder then the Samajwadi Party, BSP, BJP and Congress are leaving stones unturned to woo the voters.
Though there is still some time for the polls, as per a recent survey it has emerged that Akhilesh Yadav has emerged as the front-runner for CM post.
On the other hand, the BJP has emerged as the party who majority respondents feel will form the next government in the state.
Following are the findings that have emerged from the ABP News-Cicero poll, which was conducted between 24 and 25 July in 10 constituencies of UP.
Questions were asked to 1000 people.
28 percent said that first choice as UP CM was Akhilesh Yadav, 25 percent said Mayawati, 17 percent said Yogi Adityanath, 6 percent said Keshav Prasad Maurya and 5 percent said Shiela Dikshit.
In the 'Others' category there were 8 percent, while 11 percent said 'Can’t say'.
(The percentage is not vote share. It is response of 1000 respondents.)
Meanwhile, 32 percent of the respondents believed that BJP would form the next government in the state, 26 percent said Samajwadi Party, 24 percent said BSP, 7 percent said Congress, 4 percent said Hung Assembly and 7 percent said 'Can't say'.
As for the main issue that that will be given prominence when voters cast their votes, 78 percent said Development, 7 percent Caste, 5 percent Religion, 2 percent Others and 8 percent said 'Can’t say'.
When asked whether Priyanka Gandhi Vadra can bring Congress back in UP, 19 percent said Yes, 51 percent said No and 30 percent said Can’t say.