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ISLAMABAD: As the general election approaches, surveys, polls and predictions are flying in thick and fast.
The latest offering has come from the Pildat-Gallup camp which has followed in the footsteps of the IRI and put its respondents faith in the PML-N.
Like the November IRI findings but unlike the Herald-SDPI findings, the Pildat-Gallup survey, which was conducted in February in 300 villages and 200 urban localities, says 41 percent of its respondents (nearly 10,000) opted for the PML-N. About 14 per cent and 17 percent put their faith in the PTI and PPP, respectively, the Pildat-Gallup survey said.
The findings are not too different from the IRI which put the PML-N as the first choice of 32 percent of their respondents, while 18 percent opted for the PTI and 14 percent for the PPP.
The Pildat-Gallup team was apprehensive of their efforts being seen as a prediction of the election results and stressed again the need to take survey results with a pinch of salt — ‘as hazardous as predicting the weather,’ said the report which is entitled ‘The Uncertain Political Weather Forecast.’ Internews