The Awami League backed Mayor candidates of two city corporations of Dhaka have a significant lead. In Dhaka South among 2280 respondents 49 per cent said they will vote for pro AL candidate Sayeed Khokhon against 43 per cent for his opponent Mirja Abbas. Among 2160 respondents of Dhaka North 51.9 percent preferred Anisul Haq over 33 percent for Tabith Awal. Force n' Focus Limited conducted the field survey and CRI and Shuchinta prepared the survey questionnaire and research methodology. A total of 2280 voters (South) and 2160 voters (North) were selected with almost equal number of male and female respondents varying in different age groups (60 percent Youth).
This has revealed in a status posted on Monday by Prime Minister's IT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy in his personal face book.
At the outset of the status Sajeeb , who is also the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina , stated that , " More importantly, today I would like to share our polling data with you for the Dhaka City Corporation elections. Most polls conducted by the media in Bangladesh are not very accurate. They simply have their own journalists ask people at random. That is not how polling is done. You have to ensure your questions are not biased, your sample is representative of the population and that you cover the geographic area evenly. I studied polling at Harvard and have taught our poll coordinators everything I learnt. We have refined our polling over the past 7 years to where I believe ours is quite accurate."
"When it comes to national politics, fifty seven percent (57%), an overwhelming majority, consented to rely on the Awami League for national development. This is a testament to all the development work we have done in in the past six years in education, electricity, infrastructure and of course Digital Bangladesh. Without the Awami League Government none of this would have happened" the status continued. .
It further added, " For Dhaka City, without the Awami League in power you would not have all the flyovers and elevated roadways that we built in our last term. We are now in the process of building the metro system, but that will not happen without an Awami League Mayor in charge of City Corporation"
" So I urge you all to go out and vote on election day. Vote for Anisul Haq in Dhaka North, Sayeed Khokon in Dhaka South and A.Z.M. Nasir Uddin in Chittagong. Please get your friends and family to vote for them as well.", Sajeeb appealed.
**Our margin of error for both polls is 2.1% at a 95% confidence level.