The upcoming AP elections dominate discussions in Telugu political circles, with much hinging on survey reports for insights into public sentiment. The RISE survey reports agency recently released its findings on AP elections polling trends, giving a marginal edge to the TDP-JSP alliance, albeit with a twist.
According to the latest report, the TDP-JSP alliance is projected to secure 94 MLA seats, while the YCP is expected to claim 46 seats, leaving 35 seats fiercely contested between the two parties. However, if the TDP and JSP align with the BJP, their projected wins would decrease due to lingering negativity towards the BJP, evident in their 2019 performance, where they secured no MLA or MP seats. Therefore, the RISE survey suggests that excluding the BJP from the alliance is the optimal strategy for TDP-JSP.
Regarding YCP’s anticipated loss of nearly 100 MLA seats compared to 2019, the survey attributes this decline to weakening support in key constituencies like Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, and Vizianagaram. While YCP swept these districts in 2019, the report predicts a more balanced outcome in 2024, with TDP-JSP likely to claim a share of seats in Kurnool, Nellore, and Vizianagaram.
The district-wise dominance enjoyed by YCP in 2019 is expected to diminish, especially as TDP and JSP’s unified front eliminates the split in anti-government votes. Even in Rayalaseema, where YCP secured 49 out of 52 seats previously, significant gains for the alliance are anticipated. However, these projections are subject to change once candidates are finalized, albeit marginally. For now, the ground report from the RISE survey reports agency indicates a favorable trend for the TDP-JSP alliance.
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