Never believe a politician who says they don’t take any notice of opinion polls. The truth is that such surveys have the power to chill or cheer candidates during an election campaign. I vividly recall how an opinion poll during the 2017 election led me to realise that Theresa May might be in trouble and not secure a larger Commons majority. It was three weeks before polling day and for several months she had enjoyed a commanding lead over Jeremy Corbyn. But this opinion poll – conducted just after the Tories had outlined their ill-thought-out social care policy – was a bombshell. Initially, I wasn’t sure whether to believe it. The analysis was that the Conservative vote was in free-fall because people had taken a very strong dislike to what was branded a ‘dementia tax’ by critics. A YouGov poll has predicted the Tories will make big inroads into Labour’s traditional Northern strongholds and take 44 constituencies there (Pictured: Boris Johnson) That opinion poll proved to be accurate and despite an immediate U-turn on the policy, Mrs May was humiliated at the ballot box and lost her parliamentary majority. How different this week’s YouGov poll is. Despite Boris Johnson’s former No… Read full this story
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