Ahead of the Assembly polls, which will be held in 2019, Republic TV, in association with CVoter, has come with the National Approval Ratings to bring forward the mood of the nation in the present time. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is presently in power in the centre, as well as 21 states, either alone or through a coalition of NDA.
Odisha is arguably the state to look out for in 2019, because the predictions suggest an improbable shift in terms of seat-share.
In 2014, Naveen Patnaik's BJD were outright winners, managing 20 of the 21 seats with a vote share of 44.1%. BJP-led NDA won the other seat, with a 21.5% vote share. Congress, despite not winning a seat, made their presence felt with 26.8% vote share.
But the predictions indicate an astonishing result in the state. The BJD will be pushed down to a mere 6 seats, with a vote share of 31.6%. Most of thier loss will be taken up by BJP, who will make a remarkable jump upto 13 seats, and a 18% increase in vote share. Congress will manage to win two seats, though, their vote share will fall down to 23.5%.
(The results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections may or may not reflect the results or scenarios of the state assembly elections, nevertheless, to establish where we stand at present, Republic TV and CVoter has presented the National Approval Ratings.)