People took to Twitter and other social networking sites to express their views on the issue. Comments ranged from readers saying that the democratic rights of people are being curtailed, to some saying that it is an insult to voters if it is felt that they are so stupid as to be influenced by the surveys in the media.
A poll conducted by the Hindustan Times, sought the views of the readers on the issue. While a majority of voters believed that opinion polls on elections should not be banned, there were some who believed otherwise. Here are the results.