The survey has forecast that the saffron alliance will win over 50.8 percent of votes, a rare feat in the state, while the Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad combine will have over 42.5 percent vote share. It also claims that over 41.2 percent of Muslims are rooting for the NDA which also enjoys an edge over the grand alliance among Yadav voters.

Muslims and Yadavs are seen as crucial support base of the 'secular' alliance. The survey, according to a statement, says NDA and the grand alliance will win over 140 and 70 seats respectively and are locked in a 'close fight' in 22 constituencies. The five-phase Assembly elections in the state will be held from October 12 to November 5. The counting of the votes will be on November 8.

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