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State Election Studies

Since 1995, Lokniti-CSDS has endeavored to study most of the Vidhan Sabha elections that take place in the country. Over the years, this database has grown tremendously to the point that we now have time-series data for all the states of India. Some of these election studies are in the form of Post Poll surveys, while some others are in the form of Pre Polls. In some other states researchers will find that multiple rounds of Trackers too were conducted before the actual election, mainly to ascertain the political shifts in the state. Together all these different instruments provide important insights into demographic details, political choices and social attitudes of the people around the time of elections.

Researchers can find the questionnaires for each of the surveys by following the links given below. Many of the questionnaires are in Hindi, so please ensure you have a Hindi font. Otherwise you can download the font and copy it into your fonts folder. A detailed account of marginals (report) for many of the surveys can also be found here.

 
Year State Type of Poll Download
Questionnaire
Download Report
(Weighted)
Sample size
(Unweighted)
No. of
Constituencies
2018 Karnataka Post Poll 3482 40
  Pre Poll (Tracker-1, mid April) 3737 56
  Pre Poll (Tracker-2, end April) 4929 56
  Meghalaya Pre Poll 1069 13
  Nagaland Pre Poll 833 11
  Tripura Post Poll 1258 20
2017 Goa Post Poll 1748 16
  Gujarat Post Poll 5128 60
  Pre Poll (Tracker-3, late November) 3655 50
  Pre Poll (Tracker-2, end October) 3757 50
  Pre Poll (Tracker-1, early August) 4090 50
  Himachal Pradesh Post Poll 3162 38
  Pre Poll 2815 30
  Punjab Post Poll 3268 39
  Pre Poll (Tracker-2, January 2017) 3462 39
  Pre Poll (Tracker-1, December 2016) 3093 39
  Uttar Pradesh Post Poll 5409 65
  Pre Poll (Tracker-1, July 2016) 4452 65
  Pre Poll (Tracker-2, December 2016) 5932 65
  Pre Poll (Tracker-3, January 2017) 6481 65
  Uttarakhand Post Poll 1859 20
  Pre Poll (Tracker-1, December 2016) 1697 20
  Pre Poll (Tracker-2, January 2017) 1845 20
2016 Assam Post Poll 1956 30
  Kerala Pre Poll 1725 36
  Tamil Nadu Pre Poll 3252 45
  West Bengal Post Poll 3471 53
2015 Bihar Post Poll 3946 60
  Pre Poll 2079 30
  Delhi Post Poll 2060 24
2014 Haryana Post Poll 1462 26
  Jammu & Kashmir Pre-cum-Post Poll 1696 20
  Jharkhand Post Poll 1678 20
  Maharashtra Post Poll 1542 36
2013 Chattisgarh Post Poll 1629 25
  Pre Poll 1861 25
  Delhi Post Poll 2297 29
  Pre Poll 2506 28
  Karnataka Pre Poll 4198 75
  Madhya Pradesh Post Poll 2828 35
  Pre Poll 2868 35
  Rajasthan Post Poll 2975 50
  Pre Poll 4847 49
2012 Gujarat Post Poll 3755 60
  Pre Poll 3661 60
  Himachal Pradesh Post Poll 2330 32
  Pre Poll 2014 30
  Manipur Post Poll 1200 20
  Punjab Post Poll 3250 45
  Uttar Pradesh Post Poll 7291 101
  Uttarakhand Post Poll 1679 30
2011 Assam Post Poll 3348 55
  Kerala Post Poll 3133 55
  Tamil Nadu Post Poll 4537 68
  West Bengal Post Poll 5166 74
2010 Bihar Post Poll 4959 81
2009 Maharashtra Post Poll 1972 48
2008 Chattisgarh Post Poll 1249 20
  Delhi Post Poll 1674 29
  Jammu & Kashmir Post Poll 1842 22
  Karnataka Post Poll
  Pre Poll 5124 75
  Madhya Pradesh Post Poll 1555 23
  Meghalaya Post Poll 1136 19
  Mizoram Post Poll 668 10
  Nagaland Pre Poll 811 18
  Rajasthan Post Poll 1573 20
  Tripura Post Poll 1108 21
2007 Gujarat Post Poll 3096 60
  Pre Poll 3779 66
  Himachal Pradesh Post Poll 1086 15
  Punjab Exit Poll 4935 41
  Uttar Pradesh Post Poll 11331 198
  Pre Poll 4988 79
  Uttarakhand Pre Poll
2006 Assam Post Poll
  Exit Poll 2779 24
  Pre Poll 713 8
  Kerala Post Poll 2722 46
  Pre Poll 4377 46
  Tamil Nadu Pre Poll 4681 58
  Exit Poll 12293 81
  West Bengal Post Poll
  Pre Poll 3535 56
  Exit Poll 995 8
2005 Bihar Post Poll (Oct) 7695 77
  Post Poll (Feb) 887 57
  Haryana Post Poll 762 20
  Jharkhand Post Poll 816 28
2004 Maharashtra Post Poll 1448 64
2003 Chattisgarh Post Poll 1405 34
  Delhi Post Poll 1528 69
  Mid Poll
  Pre Poll 14460 70
  Himachal Pradesh Post Poll 779 19
  Pre Poll
  Madhya Pradesh Post Poll 1814 49
  Rajasthan Post Poll 3102 50
  Pre Poll 5898 50
2002 Gujarat Post Poll 1406 26
  Pre Poll 1873 27
  Jammu & Kashmir Post Poll (Migrants) 168 5
  Post Poll (Jammu) 869 37
  Post Poll (Kashmir) 1154 46
  Punjab Post Poll 1146 23
  Uttar Pradesh Post Poll 2318 41
  Pre Poll 2552 40
  Uttarakhand Post Poll 733 14
2001 Assam Post Poll 1236 24
  Kerala Post Poll 1312 21
  Tamil Nadu Post Poll 1581 23
  West Bengal Post Poll 1793 29
2000 Bihar Post Poll 2225 32
  Haryana Post Poll 1182 15
  Odisha Post Poll 1336 15
1996 Uttar Pradesh Exit Poll 6019 42
1995 Bihar Pre Poll 817 16

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