Two of the leading research companies in the world, Gallup Pakistan and Pulse Consultant, recently conducted a survey in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) elections for the upcoming elections.
According to the two surveys, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is expected to outperform its rivals, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the G-B elections. The elections will be held on November 15.
PM Imran Khan leads the survey as the most popular leader in G-B
As per Gallup Pakistan and Pulse Consultant, PM Imran Khan is the most popular leader in G-B. He is followed by Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Nawaz Sharif, and Maryam Nawaz.
According to Pulse Consultant, 35% of the respondents are likely to vote for PTI. On the contrary, 26% of the voters prefer PPP. Only 14% of the voters will select PML-N on November 15.
The research by Pulse consultant also revealed the most popular leader. At least 41% said PM Imran is the most popular leader, 23% said Bilawal while 16% named Sharif as the most popular leader, it added.
As per the survey results of Gallup, 27% of the respondents will vote for PTI on the election day. On the other hand, 24% of the voters will prefer PPP. Only 14% of the respondents would vote for PML-N.
Gallup’s survey also asked the respondents about their favorite leader. Some 42% of the respondents have named PM Imran as their favorite leader while 17% said Bilawal. Sharif would be the choice of 15% of the respondents while Only 3% would prefer Sharif’s daughter Maryam.
The respondents were asked by the two polls if the elections in G-B would be transparent. According to Pulse, 29% of the voters said the elections will be free and fair. Some 20% of the respondents said they will not be transparent.
As per Gallup, 31% of the respondents said elections will be completely fair. Some 29% said they will be fair to some extent while 28% of the respondents said they could not say anything.
Netizens also react to G-B polls survey
Several social media users across Pakistan also expressed their views on the G-B poll surveys by Gallup and Pulse. Many users are happy that PTI is expected to win the G-B elections.
All the leaders of PPP, PML-N, and PTI leaders are in G-B for the elections. Opposition leaders Maryam and PPP’s Bilawal are looking to gather support from the locals ahead of the elections.
The PML-N and PPP have claimed pre-poll rigging in the polls. On the contrary, the G-B election chief commissioner has assured the polls are transparent and free from the rigging.
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