Jobs Top Priority For 42% Voters in Uttar Pradesh, Suggests Survey
33% voters will cast their vote keeping the law and order situation on their minds, the survey reports.
Employment is the most important issue for 42 per cent of Uttar Pradesh voters, a survey conducted by Association for Democratic Reforms and Uttar Pradesh Election Watch highlighted.
According to a report in The Telegraph, the survey, conducted between October and December 2018, sampled 2,73,487 voters from 534 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country, including 40,000 voters from the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
As per the survey, for 42 per cent of the voters, employment is the most important issue. For 34 per cent, health care is the most important while 33 per cent said they will first take law and order issue into consideration while casting their votes.
For 36 per cent voters, caste is an important criterion for selecting a candidate. Interestingly, the survey also pointed out that elections freebies like cash, liquor and gifts can sway 15 per cent voters in Uttar Pradesh.