How does an Andhra voter decide?
I don't think anybody can answer that question, as a majority of Andhra voters vote based on impulses rather than a rational thinking and analysis. News papers have greatly influenced elections in Andhra Pradesh so far and I am sure this time it will be 'TV's fair share of credit as Film Star turned Chiranjeevi entered politics.
Found this first of its kind Survey of a select few friends of the author on why they vote. Quite interesting and little disturbing too. Only 12% think Election manifesto is important and 92% says caste is an important factor.
What is ONE important thing you consider to decide who to vote?
- 69% based on Chief Ministerial candidate
- 48% based on Party previous Performance
- 28% based on local MLA
- 12% based on Election Manifesto
92% said, 'caste' is an important deciding factor in every aspect of the decision at both local and state level.