#ExitPolls

.Sacramento, CA, USA
(Photo Credit: Twitter / @Gavin Newsom)

  • 45% of Californians agree with Gavin Newsom's COVID policies
  • 60% voters think getting vaccinated is a responsibilty, exit poll shows
  • "I’m feeling good, as long as we can get out that vote", Gavin Newsom said

Gavin Newsom's fate hang in a balance in the California recall. (Photo credit: Representative/AFP)

  • According to an exit poll by Edison Research, the top subject on the mind of Californians is COVID-19
  • Party lines decide the concerns of the people
  • Voters have mixed outlooks on the pandemic’s course in California

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote outside a polling station during the 7th phase of West Bengal State Assembly polls at a polling station in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

  • The majority of polls have predicted a clear edge for TMC in West Bengal and LDF in Kerala
  • The BJP has managed to retain Assam and gained the union territory of Puducherry
  • The counting of the votes will be held on May 2

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Exit polls are divided on whether Mamata Banerjee could be back in power for the third time because of a fierce struggle with the BJP.

  • The exit polls are sure that Pinarayi Vijayan could lead the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to return to power in Kerala
  • The polls also do not hesitate to declare that the DMK is set to make a clean sweep of Tamil Nadu
  • In Assam, the polls hedge their bets on the BJP's ability to retain power

.Guwahati, Assam, India
Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station in Guwahati, during the third and final phase of polls on April 6. (Photo credit: PTI/File photo)

  • The BJP is predicted to win 75-85 seats in the 126-member Assam Assembly, according to Axis My India
  • The Congress is predicted to win 40-50 seats
  • The ruling BJP has a clear edge while the Congress combine seems set to improve tally

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Voters stand in a queue outside a polling station to cast their votes during the last phase of West Bengal Assembly Elections, in Kolkata on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

  • Exit polls for West Bengal Assembly elections have predicted a 152-164 for TMC
  • The saffron party is predicted to get 109-121 seats in the 294-strong state assembly
  • The counting of the votes will be held on May 2

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A queue of voters outside a polling station in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

  • West Bengal that polled in eight phases wrapped up its final phase on April 29
  • Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Assam and Kerala votes on April 6
  • The counting of the votes will be held on May 2 in these four states and UT

(Photo credit: PTI)

  • Exit polls were first developed in 1960s in India
  • It was developed by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies to study voter attitude 
  • The first far-reaching media poll surveys started surfacing in the 1980s

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Polling officials check Electronic Voting Machines and other materials at a distribution centre, on the eve of last phase of West Bengal Assembly Polls. (PTI Photo)

  • Exit polls are conducted by private companies in collaboration with a newspaper or a broadcaster
  • The most common method pollsters adopt to conduct exit polls are sampling
  • Random sampling includes surveying the entire electorate, not just the ones who cast their votes