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Surveys reveal PTI likely to win GB Election 2020

Surveys reveal PTI likely to win GB Election 2020
November 11, 2020

Gallup Pakistan and Pulse Consultant conducted surveys to record public opinion regarding the upcoming GB Elections 2020. The surveys have shown that the election will be very closely contested between the PTI and PPP.

Both surveys put the ruling party ahead of PPP, whereas, PML-N was placed at the third position. The surveys also show that PM Imran Khan is the most popular leader in GB followed by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Nawaz Sharif. Around 30 per cent of voters believe elections will be transparent and free of rigging.

The respondents were asked which political party they would vote for on 15th Nov (the Election Day). In response, 27 percent of Gallup respondents said they would vote for PTI, 24 per cent said PPP, and 14 per cent said PML-N.

Similarly, 35 per cent of Pulse Consultant respondents said they would vote for PTI, 26 per cent said PPP and 14 per cent said PML-N. Gallup survey shows there is a gap of only 3 percent between the PTI and PPP as the first choice of voters. In Pulse survey this gap is 9 percent. But the trend is the same – PTI is the first choice, PPP second and PML-N third.

The respondents were asked if the upcoming provincial election would be fair and without any rigging. As per the Pulse survey, 29 percent of voters believed the elections will be transparent, 51 percent said they could not say anything while 20 percent said they will not be transparent.

As per the Gallup survey, 31 percent said elections would be completely fair, 29 percent said they would be fair to some extent, 28 percent said they could not say anything, 7 percent said elections will be fair to some extent while 5 percent said they would not be fair at all.

Load shedding, lack of hospitals, poor education, poor infrastructure, and clean drinking water were the major problems cited by respondents of Gilgit-Baltistan in the two surveys. Gallup survey shows that 66 percent of Gilgit-Baltistan locals are in favor of converting GB into a province, 28 percent were against it.