As per the poll, Baghel is storming back to power with the Congress projected to win up to 54 seats in the 90-member Assembly in the elections due later this year. The survey has a sample size of 7,679 covering all 90 Vidhan Sabha seats.
The BJP is projected to win 35-41 seats as compared to 15 in the previous Assembly elections.
The Congress is projected to gain a larger vote share with a positive swing of 2.5 per cent. Its vote share is projected to go up to 45.6 per cent from 43.1 per cent.
The BJP is expected to garner 41.1 per cent of the vote, up 8.1 per cent from 33 per cent in the previous Assembly elections.
Significantly, the Others category of political parties is estimated to lose 10.6 per cent vote share from 23.9 per cent to only 13.3 per cent.
Baghel is by far the most popular CM candidate in the state with an approval rating of 48.8 per cent. Former CM Raman Singh of the BJP comes second with an approval rating of 23.7 per cent, Congress veteran and Deputy Chief Minister T.S. Singhdeo with 13 per cent and Ramesh Bais of the BJP with 1.2 per cent of the vote.