Several leading mainstream news outlets aired on Saturday a fake exit poll purported to be from Suvarna News; only for the Kannada news channel to deny having conducted such a poll. A fake exit poll is the continuation of a trend of�fake opinion polls which BOOM has debunked in the run-up to voting in Karnataka.� (Read about it here, here,�here�and here.) Suvarna News 24X7 tweeted a statement informing its viewers that it did not conduct any exit poll. This fake exit poll result was widely published by nearly all news websites including�NDTV, Business Standard, United News India, FirstPost, Economic Times, Zee News, News 18�,�DNA�and Deccan Herald. Interestingly, the fake exit poll results were the same as that of the India Today-Axis My India results and one of the few which gave a clear majority win to the Congress and not the BJP. But bizarrely�India Today also carried the fake poll. [caption id="attachment_38675" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Screenshot of IndiaToday's story[/caption] In 2013, the channel partnered with C-Fore to conduct pre-poll and exit surveys in the state. However, it did not do the same this year. BOOM reached out to Suvarna News editors who immediately denied having conducted any exit poll.� Ajit Hanmakanavar � Head, News & Programming, Suvarna News said that the channel had not carried such a survey and had only broadcast a compilation of all the exit poll surveys being carried by other channels. �We were informed about this Suvarna News exit poll doing the rounds on various channels. In fact, I was also sent a screenshot of India Today carrying results from a Suvarna News survey and I immediately informed my team to put out a statement denying this,� Hanmakanavar said.��We don�t know how the channels got these numbers and why they quoted us. Suvarna News has not conducted, carried or broadcast any exit poll survey of its own yesterday."