🗳️ Growing interest in civic polls

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A recent survey shows that more young voters are interested in casting their votes in the upcoming BBMP elections. Local politics is where it’s at!

Story so far: Janaagraha’s latest City Politics survey showed that around 86% of first-time voters are looking forward to casting their votes in the BBMP polls. Another statistic showed that 88% of them believe that good local governance and a functioning BBMP will lead to a prosperous Bengaluru.

Other highlights: The main concern of the voters is climate change and environmental ruin with 89% of them responding with that.

  • 23% of voters said that pedestrian infrastructure was the most important issue.
  • 20% said garbage collection was pretty bad and 16% called out traffic.
  • 15% believe that the lack of people’s access to clean water is the main problem.

Why it matters: While surveys and opinion polls are known for their inaccuracies, this survey used a random sampling method that called people from 27 wards across the city. This included people from different backgrounds and age groups.

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