The polls and (all but one of) the forecasts WERE wrong. Ed Miliband was nowhere near becoming Prime Minister

Fascinating detailed analysis of what went wrong with the opinion polls and Labour’s campaign strategy.

2 Responses to “The polls and (all but one of) the forecasts WERE wrong. Ed Miliband was nowhere near becoming Prime Minister”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    From the full article:

    “extraordinarily, the ever more influential polling business is entirely unregulated. In such a world, despite their consistent inaccuracy, all polls are effectively taken on trust: a remarkable state of affairs. Foulkes has therefore introduced a Parliamentary Bill intending to establish an independent regulator; which will also place restrictions on polls being published in the three weeks leading up to an election. In light of all that’s happened in this campaign, one can only wish his Bill speedy and safe passage.”

    Well I don’t. Freedom of speech includes freedom to talk unmitigated drivel about all subjects including who’s going to win a coming general election. In fact especially about who’s going to win a coming general election. When the government starts restricting freedom of speech about who might replace them then something very sinister would be about.

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