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Traffic, pollution and jobs are voters’ priorities

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 14, 2019, 3:40 am IST
Updated : May 14, 2019, 3:40 am IST

This was followed by water and air pollution and better employment opportunities.

Traffic congestion, air pollution, and more jobs are the top three voters’ priorities for Delhiites.
 Traffic congestion, air pollution, and more jobs are the top three voters’ priorities for Delhiites.

New Delhi: Traffic congestion, air pollution, and more jobs are the top three voters’ priorities for Delhiites.

According to a survey conducted by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), between October and December, 2018, close to 50 per cent of urban Delhi-NCR voters felt that traffic congestion (49.67 per cent) was a major issue of concern that needed to be addressed on a priority basis. This was followed by water and air pollution (44.52 per cent) and better employment opportunities (43.07 per cent).

The performance of the government on urban voters’ priorities of traffic congestion (2.27 on a scale of 5), water and air pollution (2.29), and better employment opportunities (2.29) was rated as “below average.”

For rural voters of Delhi, the top most priorities were higher price realisation for farm products (56 per cent), better employment opportunities (52 per cent), and electricity for agriculture (44 per cent).

The performance of the government on rural voters’ priorities of higher price realisation for farm products (2.12 on a scale of 5), better employment opportunities (2.17), and electricity for agriculture (2.25) too was rated as “below average.”

For 8 per cent of voters, distribution of cash, liquor, gifts etc. was important (5 per cent) and very important (3 per cent) factor in voting a particular candidate in an election. While deciding which candidate to vote during election, 84 per cent voters stated that their own opinion mattered the most followed by voters for whom the opinion of their family (7 per cent) and spouse (5 per cent) mattered.

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