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Thu May 7, 2015, 04:07 AM

Those who are interested in following the UK elections

today may find the Guardian (UK)'s coverage a very interesting "one-stop shop," especially in its latest polls.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/general-election-2015

Election 2015: The Guardian poll projection
Our model takes in all published constituency-level polls, UK-wide polls and polling conducted in the nations, and projects the result in each of the 650 Westminster constituencies using an adjusted average.


Although I hope that my comment doesn't jinx the results, they do not look good for Cameron - nor for his current coalition partner. That, IMO, is all to the good.

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BlueMTexpat May 2015 OP
Gothmog May 2015 #1
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T_i_B May 2015 #3
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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 07:05 AM

1. Cameron needs to go

This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Fri May 8, 2015, 03:37 AM

2. I am SO sorry that these

forecasts were so far off the mark. But it's another sad lesson in how the only poll that really counts is that on Election Day.

It looks as if the UK will be stuck with Cameron again and he will be in a much stronger position. Arrgh! UK voters apparently haven't noticed how the US has screwed itself by giving GOPers legislative majorities, although Cameron and some of his Tories are still to the left of many US Dems.

Labour was literally routed. Apart from the Tories, the big winner of the night was the SNP, even though they didn't get as many seats as Labour.

The one good thing about these results is that the SNP will be a very forceful opponent to Cameron's policies and encourage Labour to have much more of a backbone as well.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #2)

Fri May 8, 2015, 04:49 AM

3. Even if the SNP pressure Labour from the left....

...South of the Tweed Labour has still lost ground to the Tories and even UKIP pressuring them from the right. Labour is failing to impress however you approach them.

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #3)

Fri May 8, 2015, 01:55 PM

4. I am still a bit shell-shocked -

almost no one believed that the elections would be this much of a win for the Tories when their policies are so generally unpopular - and will become even more so as they are unrolled with a solid Tory majority in Parliament.

I guess the UK electorate is finally on a par with that of the US for voting against its own interests.

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