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Monday, 10 November 2014
Latest poll of polls: Tories 34% Labour 33% Liberal Democrats 8% Ukip 17% (Ashcroft-Opinium-Populus-Survation-YouGov, 03.11.2014-10.11.2014)This morning, senior BBC political analyst, Andrew Neil, tweeted the following (see above). It clearly states that in a poll of polls of the 5 most recent polls from Ashscroft, Opinium, Populus, Survation and YouGov that the Tories are leading Labour by 1% (34% v 33%).
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) November 10, 2014
Put simply, this is inaccurate and distinctly so. Below I present to you the polling scores of both parties in the 5 most recent polls.
In short, Labour lead the Tories, on average, by 2% in the polls. They do not trail by 1% as Andrew Neil states. I am concerned that his distorted view of the current state of play for both parties could be mistakenly conveyed to the viewing public and thereby affect the perception of how each respective party is performing.