Yashwant Deshmukh

Yashwant Deshmukh is a psephologist and founding editor of stakeholder research firm CVoter. As a pollster of global repute, his research is sought after by media organizations, industry titans, nonprofits, government bodies and academic organizations.

Understanding the 2019 Indian Elections

May 03, 2019

In the last of a five-part series on opinion polls about the Indian elections, national security has overtaken the economy to become the main electoral issue, but things may change by the time the polls close. The CVoter Tracker, an opinion survey of voters, found that Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

Elections in Southern India Are Always Different

Dec 06, 2018

In the fourth of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters concur that regional parties hold sway in the south, but disagree as to seat numbers and the implications for the next national government. South India has a different historical memory to the rest of...

Might the Congress Make a Comeback in Northern India?

Dec 03, 2018

In the third of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters agree that the Congress-led coalition is on the ascendant but disagree as to what degree. As election fever heats up, pollsters in India are debating outcomes. Yogendra Yadav and Sanjay Kumar of the Centre...

BJP Allies Will Suffer Losses in Western India

Dec 01, 2018

In the second of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters agree that the BJP-led coalition will lose seats but disagree about the scale of the losses. As election fever heats up, pollsters in India are debating outcomes. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen once wrote about...

Is the BJP Rising in Eastern India?

Nov 29, 2018

In the first of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters agree that the BJP-led coalition is poised to make gains in the east of the country. As India goes to the polls in 2019, election fever has hit the country. Two of India’s pollsters,...