Axis My India Takes Down Seats & Vote Share Predictions After Multiple Errors Reported in India Today-Axis Exit Poll
The option to access detailed data for each state is no longer available.
Many webpages, displaying detailed data for Axis My India Exit polls, were taken down on Monday, May 20, after several glaring errors were pointed out in their poll data.
The webpages displayed a “Not Found” message, saying that the requested URL was not found on this server. “Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request,” said the website implying that the pages were taken down.
The main website displaying the predicted party-wise division of seat share is still accessible, but the option to access detailed data for each state is not there anymore.
The exit poll had incorrectly named all of the five constituencies in Uttarakhand as — Sadulshahar, Ganganagar, Karanpur, Suratgarh and Raisingh Nagar.
They predicted that the Congress party would win the Chennai Central seat, despite the fact that the Congress did not even contest the seat. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Dayanidhi Maran is the alliance candidate against Paattali Makkal Katchi’s Sam Paul in Chennai Central.
Further, the India Today-Axis Exit Poll changed its prediction for the Sikkim Lok Sabha seat. First, the pollster gave the Sikkim seat to the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF). However, it was predicted that SDF would get 44 per cent of the votes, while Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) was predicted to get 46 per cent votes. Later in the day, the vote share for the Sikkim seat was deleted from the Axis My India website. Moreover, a disclaimer was put underlining that the margin between two parties — SKM and SKF (which is probably a typographical error for SDF) — is less and that the former has the edge over the latter.
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The Axis My India website added the state-wise data again after it was taken down.