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Sky News 22 Dec 2019

General Election: The Exit Poll


Election night 2019 began with the Broadcasters' exit poll forecasting Labour were set for a hugely disappointing night, with their lowest number of seats for decades.

At this time on the night, Sky News predicted the Conservatives would win the election with 358-368 seats.

India's capital has voted in a crucial state election, with exit polls showing the incumbent Aam Aadmi Party (common man's party or AAP) led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is set for a hat-trick victory.
Residents on Saturday lined up in long queues across New Delhi neighbourhoods, where nearly 57 percent of the capital's 14.7 million voters cast their ballots. Results will be declared on Tuesday.
Exit polls telecast on Indian news channels shortly after the voting ended at 6pm (12:30 GMT) predict a strong showing for the AAP, which could win more than 50 of the 70 seats.
In 2015, the party had won a landslide 67 seats, and is now eyeing a second successive five-year term.
Politics in Ireland seems on the brink of a momentous shift.
In its general election, Sinn Fein has won a surge in support.
Exit polls have the left-wing nationalist party matching the vote share of the two main parties.
It would bring a party previously on the fringes to prominence as Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.
The Hill/HarrisX daily poll finds 62% of voters are absolutely certain they will vote in the general election. This survey was conducted online within the United States from February 4-5, 2020 among 1,000 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.
Initial counting for Ireland's general election shows Sinn Fein surging to take 24.5 percent of the first-preference votes.
That has put the left-wing party just ahead of the centre-right parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, who have dominated mainstream politics for nearly a century.
As counting continues it looks like no one party will win enough seats for an outright parliamentary majority.

Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from Dublin, Ireland

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