Election 2019: Can we belief feeling polls? – podcast | Politics

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The Conservatives have founded a double-digit lead in quite a few of the most current feeling polls. It is a commanding situation, which would commonly lead to pundits predicting a major the vast majority for Boris Johnson’s social gathering. So why is this election continue to being named one of the most unpredictable in years? Partly it is the Brexit problem, which has upended common knowledge on political affiliations, but there is also a prevalent distrust of feeling polls immediately after most of them failed to precisely predict current election effects.

Becoming a member of Anushka Asthana is Prospect’s editor and podcast presenter Tom Clark, who has been next the polling market for quite a few years, including throughout his time at the Guardian, in which he wrote a fateful entrance-page tale in 2015 anticipating a hung parliament primarily based on the remaining poll of the campaign. Tom is also chairing a discussion in Westminster tomorrow on the problem of the polls and belief.

Also right now: Emma Graham-Harrison in Hong Kong on the local elections that have returned professional-democracy candidates.





Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn shake hands during their election head-to-head debate live on ITV





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