BANGALORE: In a poll carried out by India’s No.1 Social Media pollster, MyVote.Today ‘Who will YOU VOTE as the NEXT PM of India?’ 3% of respondents voted for Mamata Banerjee, Mulayam Singh Yadav and unspecified ‘others’. 35,990 people from 162 large & small towns across India voted from 24th to 30th December on Twitter and the MVT-APP.
PM Narendra Modi was at 81% in similar MyVote.Today ePolls in December 2015 as well as May 2016, but now his popularity has increased to 84% after Demonetization.
Congress VP Rahul Gandhi has also grown from 4% in December 2015, to 5% in May 2016 and now reached 7% in Dec 2016, whereas Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (who projects himself as an alternate to PM Modi) fell from 12% in December 2015 to 7% in May 2015 and to 6% in Dec 2016 polls which is below Gandhi now to 3rd place, in an obvious turnout of the recent events.
Launched on Republic Day 2016, the MyVote.Today daily polls have gained immense popularity and credibility, with several ministers, bureaucrats and political party functionaries following the results closely. Grossing over 7.6 million votes at an average of >22,400 per day (>38,700 in December) has made MyVote.Today India’s largest Social Media Pollster. 36 of its 340 daily polls have crossed 30,000 votes, whereas no other entity in India, including leading Media groups, have been able to hit such numbers.
About Apption Digital:
Owned by Silicon Valley-based Apption Digital Inc., MyVote.Today runs online polls on Twitter and the MVT-APP. It runs one serious Daily Poll, and some sporadic Fun Polls. The startup won the LetsIgnite competition in March, out of 1021 participants. The MVT-APP has more than 196,000 users across the Android and iOS platforms. A new version of the MVT-APP designed by Silicon Valley-based interaction design firm Zurb is currently under debugging and will hit the stores soon.
In July, Apption Digital had raised about $200,000 in an Angel investment round at an undisclosed valuation, mostly from Bengaluru-based IT professionals, and is planning to raise another $700,000 to $800,000 this quarter. It expects revenues to start midyear.