For example, in 2016, the USA election results were a surprise for the whole world, where exit polls, psephologists and even the popular media had predicted that Democratic party contestant Hillary Clinton would win the election.
A day after exit polls predicted a sweeping victory for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha elections, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Monday released an audio message advising party workers to not fall for "rumours" meant to make them drop their guard ahead of the counting of votes on May 23.
Opposition parties had raised doubts on the EVMS "unnecesarily" and the act was out of "desperation" of losing the election, NDA leaders said on Tuesday after their meeting ahead of counting of votes on May 23. The sample size today is in lakhs, to render a much more accurate result.
The exit polls on the recently-concluded parliamentary polls in the State have predicted a mixture of seats for the mainstream political parties. "When I toured during these polls, it seemed that I was on a pilgrimage", he was quoted saying by Tomar.
The biggest exit poll blunder was in the 2004 General Elections, which left psephologists and electorate confused alike.
The National Democratic Alliance has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years, after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.
The Republic-C voter has also projected PDP to win no seat.
Speaking about the resolution, Singh said: "Resolution praised the schemes started by BJP-led NDA government at the Centre in the past five years".
The party swept to power on the back of a "Modi wave" in 2014, winning 282 of 543 seats in parliament and forming the most powerful central government in decades.
In the unlikely event of Congress racking up the required numbers, the focus will immediately turn to the promises he made in the run-up to the polls - farm loan waiver, his big GST tweak and reserving a third of government jobs for women. The result was astoundingly in favour of Donald Trump of the Republic party, who became the 45th U.S. president.
When the lights dim at around 9:30 pm USA central time (8 am, Thursday in India), the audience at a cinema hall Minneapolis, Minnesota state, will be hit with six to eight news channels airing election results from India, all together on one screen.