A screenshot of a purported ABP news bulletin is being shared on social media claiming that an opinion poll conducted by ABP-CVoter survey had predicted that BJP could secure 115-127 seats and Congress could secure 68-80 seats in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Screenshot of the ABP opinion poll predicting 115-117 seats to BJP and 68-80 seats to Congress in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023.
Fact: The ABP News bulletin photo shared in the post is a morphed one. The ABP-CVoter survey opinion poll had predicted 115-117 seats for Congress and 68-80 seats for BJP in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
When we searched to find the veracity of the claim using relevant keywords, we found the video of the latest ABP-CVoter survey opinion poll, related to the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023, on the official Facebook page of ABP News. The ABP-CVoter survey opinion poll predicted that Congress could secure 115-117 seats of the total 224 seats in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections.
The ABP News channel published the C-Voter survey opinion poll results on their Facebook page.
The ABP opinion poll predicted that Congress could form the government in Karnataka by securing 40% votes in the upcoming elections. The ABP-CVoter survey projected BJP as the second largest party securing a total of 68-80 seats in the upcoming Karnataka Elections. The photo shared in the post is created by editing the seat figures projected by the ABP news bulletin.
Earlier, when similar edited opinion poll results of different news channels related to different elections were shared on social media, Factly published fact-check articles debunking those claims. They can be seen here, here and here.
To sum it up, this ABP opinion poll predicting 15-117 seats to BJP and 68-80 seats to Congress in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023 is a morphed one.