The poll of exit polls indicates that the BJP is likely to retain Goa again. The party is way ahead of the Congress, with 18 of the state's 40 seats. Three of the four surveys -- which were averaged by the poll of exit polls -- did not rule out a majority for the party. The ABP News-Lokniti predicted that the BJP will win 16 to 22 seats, India Today-Axis polls said 18 to 22 and India TV-C Voter gave a figure of 15 to 21. To cross the halfway mark, the BJP needs 21 seats - exactly the number it won in 2012. India News MRC said the party could win 15 seats and the Congress 10.