Mamata Banerjee, Pinarayi Vijayan, Sarbananda Sonowal still favoured as Chief Ministers: Survey
New Delhi: Three incumbents - Mamata Banerjee, Sarbananda Sonowal and Pinarayi Vijayan - enjoy strong approval ratings as their respective states go to the polls.
Of the five states going to the polls, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami is much behind MK Stalin of the DMK as CM choice while N Rangaswamy is leading the race in Puducherry.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata is much ahead of the pack with more than half or 54.5 per cent respondents in the IANS C-Voter opinion poll wave 2 saying she is the most suitable candidate for CM. Dilip Ghosh, state BJP President comes second with 24.6 per cent of the vote.
Similarly, Assam CM Sonowal is very popular with 43.3 per cent casting their vote in his favour followed by Gaurav Gogoi of the Congress with 26.4 per cent. Gaurav is the son of former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi who passed away recently.