PML-N tops voting intention list in Punjab: Survey

PML-N is still the kingmaker in Punjab.

Our Correspondent March 04, 2013
File photo of Nawaz Sharif addressing a rally in Hala. PHOTO: SHAHID ALI / EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Despite stirring a political storm in the country, the rise of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has not been able to dislodge Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from its front runner position in the numerically important Punjab province.

According to a survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan and PILDAT the PML-N tops the list on voting intention score in Punjab, followed by the PTI and the PPP respectively.  The February 2013 political forecast is based on a nationwide poll of approximately 9660 voters in 300 villages and urban localities.

The voting intention score of PML-N stands at 63% in North and Central Punjab, 69% in Western Punjab and 49% in Southern Punjab, shows the survey. According to the consolidated findings of two nationwide polls on voting intentions, conducted by IRI and Gallup Pakistan respectively during past three months, the front runner in Pakistan’s elections scheduled in mid 2013 is the PML-N.

The PTI, however, is making deep inroads in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa where it has surpassed every other player by a 30 percent score.


Shahzad | 8 years ago | Reply

I am very impressed by CM Punjab hard-work in 5 years and particularly last year which has lifted PML-N new popularity. Ptian can use burnol but i dont think IK can digest such surveys. SO, there are two outcomes; 10 seats or boycott... It is pity to hear from potians that PLM-N is leading surveys because of laptops and metro bus etc such idiots are inferring that Pakistani people are bribe-able. Potian can take laptop and journey on motorway and metro but can abuse at length with profs. CM Punjab open these projects to transparency international and welcomed investigation by NAB. Transparency asked Imran Khan, Kaira, and Shujaat for proofs but potian and other are silent now. What happen people wake-up we should stand out and appreciate for good happening around us like IK inaugurated hospital in Peshawar.

khurram kaleem | 8 years ago | Reply

IK is and will always be remembered as Cricketer ,a pace bowler and a sportsman!!!!!

Politics and running a country is not a joke its a serious affair and requires basic training from childhood,

I request IK to consider resigning from politics as he is incapable to run our country

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