Most of the Karnataka election exit polls have so far given an edge to Congress over the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and have suggested that Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) could be kingmaker in case no one party secures majority.
The voting in Karnataka assembly elections concluded at 6 pm on Wednesday. Karnataka voted in single-phase elections on Wednesday to elect 224-member Karnataka legislative assembly. The majority-mark is 113.
The BJP is looking to retain power in Karnataka. On the other hand, the Congress is looking to win and mark a comeback ahead of the 2024 general elections.
Here we list the findings of exit polls in our poll of polls.
India Today-Axis My India poll predicts firm Congress majority
The Congress party is set to have a firm majority in Karnataka elections, according to India Today-Axis My India exit poll.
The Congress will win 122-140 seats and the BJP will win 62-80 seats, according to the exit poll.
Here is how parties stand as per the India Today-Axis My India poll:
INC : 122-140
BJP : 62-80
JD(S) : 20-25
Other : 0-3
Zee News-Matrize poll gives Congress majority
Zee News-Matrize Karnataka elections exit poll finds that Congress has a good chance of securing majority.
The poll says that Congress could secure 103-118 seats in the 224-member Karnataka assembly.
The BJP is expected to win 79-94 seats and JD (S) is expected to win 25-33 seats, according to the Zee-Matrize poll.
Congress to be single-largest party: TV9-Polstrat poll
The Congress party is set to be the single-largest party with 99-109 seats, according to the TV9 Bharatvarsh-Polstrat Karnataka election exit poll.
The TV9-Polstrat poll shows the BJP would come second with 88-98 seats and JD (S) could play the role of kingmaker with 21-26 seats.
INC : 99-109
BJP : 88-98
Congress largest party, JD (S) to be kingmaker: Republic/P-MARQ
Republic/P-MARQ Karnataka election exit poll shows that Congress is expected to be the single largest party with 94-108 seats.
The BJP comes a close second with 85-100 seats and JD (S) stands to be kingmaker with 24-32 seats, according to Republic/P-MARQ exit poll.
News Nation-CGS predicts BJP victory
Going against the three Karnataka elections exit polls published so far, the News Nation-CGS poll predicts the BJP to secure majority with 114 seats.
Here is how parties stand as per the News Nation-CGS exit poll:
BJP : 114
INC : 86
Congress to be single-largest party: ABP/C-Voter
The ABP News/C-Voter exit poll for Karnataka assembly election predicts that Congress will be the single-largest party with 100-112 seats.
The BJP is slated to the second-largest party with 83-95 seats, according to ABP/C-Voter survey.
Here is how ABP/C-Voter poll ranks the various sides:
INC : 100-112
BJP : 83-95
Suvarna News predicts BJP majority
Asianet Suvarna News-Jan Ki Baat Karnataka election exit poll predicts the BJP can secure majority.
The BJP can secure 94-117 seats, according to Suvarna-Jan ki Baat poll.
The Congress comes a close second with 91-106 seats and JD (S) is expected to win 14-24 seats, according to Suvarna-Jan ki Baat poll.