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AIADMK favoured by voters: College survey


Chennai : A pre-poll survey done by the students and professors of the Loyola College here said the opposition AIADMK has an edge over the ruling DMK in the April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

However, the survey noted that voter preferences might change later as the survey was conducted March 21-29.

Loyola College People Studies director S.Rajanayagam, who had led the survey, told reporters Friday that the major poll issues in the minds of people are price rise, power cuts and other issues like drinking water shortage while the 2G spectrum scam is a non issue.

The survey covered 3,171 voters in 117 constituencies out of the total 234 seats in the state.

According to the survey, 48.6 percent of the respondents said they would vote for AIADMK-led front while 41.7 percent said they would support the DMK combine.

As much as 51 percent of the respondents said AIADMK front would win the elections, while only 36.7 percent predicted a DMK victory.

The Loyola College survey predicts AIADMK to win around 105 seats while DMK will be victorious in 70 seats. The AIADMK party is contesting 160 seats and DMK 119 seats.

As the two parties are in straight contest in more than 80 seats, the survey predicts tough fight between the two rivals in 59 constituencies.