Exit Polls just for entertainment?
To hell with exit polls, they are just for entertainment. This is what we have found many saying this election season. It all began on Saturday evening. Right from 6:30, when the first exit poll figures came out, one poll after another poll confused millions of enthusiastic Indians who wanted to know who will come to power in Karnataka.
Much to their frustration, different exit polls threw up divergent results. The tragedy is that a few of them were successful (almost on the dot) at some point or the other in the past. So, we can't choose one over another for everyone has a mixed track record.
Axis My India has projected a Congress win in the Kannada state. So, should Congress supporters rejoice? No, for the pollster was wrong in the past. Today's Chanakya has said BJP will form the government. Safronists can't be happy because it was totally wrong about Gujarat, for example, in the past.
Given all the confusion, it seems Exit Polls are meant to be taken as a form of entertainment.