Saturday, October 06, 2007

It woz the News of the World Wot Done it


This is why Gordon Brown became a big girl's blouse. The News of the World poll, just published on their website, shows that Labour would lose 50 marginal seats to the Conservatives, enough to rob them of their majority. The NOTW story says...
The poll gives the Conservatives a 6% lead over Labour in the marginals (44% versus 38%) – a substantially higher figure than recent national polls, which showed the Tories level or close behind. That result would give Labour approximately 306 seats, with the Conservatives behind on 246. It is not possible to predict how the other parties would stand. The poll confirms that turn-out would be a problem for Labour. When asked, 59% of Labour voters said they were certain to vote, compared to 71% of Conservatives.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the credit!

Toque said...

Leaving Brown reliant on his Scottish and Welsh troops to legislate for England.

Daily Referendum said...

His name from now on should be:

Gordon "I bottled it" Brown.

Anonymous said...

So Broon, aswell as being an unelected, anti-English communist Scot with no mandate to rule England, he is now also officially a coward!.

Priceless.

Darell said...

Iain,

I live in Gillingham, very marginal seat with approx 200 Labour majority. At 16.30 this aftern I was phoned by a Labour party worker by the name of James and asked 3 very specific questions.

1. Which party do you most closely identify with? Answer - Conservative

2. How do you intend to vote in the next General Election? Answer - That depends on whether one is called doesn't it?
Sheepish response "Yes I suppose so"

3. Do you always vote in General & Local elections? Answer - Yes always.

They are VERY worried about how marginal their support is in the marginals!

Anonymous said...

Daisy McAndrew on ITV News has just called Andrew Marr Gordon Brown's "Pet Broadcaster". Hilarious!

David Boothroyd said...

These 'marginals polls' were tried in the elections of the 1980s and were very unreliable. The problem being that you can't actually be certain where the marginals are until after the election (eg Hastings and Rye in 1997).

I wouldn't put such a great emphasis on this. The likelihood to vote statistic is interesting but this poll was taken during a Conservative conference bounce and we all know how quickly they fade.

Sonicdeathmonkey said...

Sod..the bad news is that we still have two more years (maybe) of Brown as PM...shame he didn't go for it...

Anonymous said...

Oh Mr Referdumdum, with your excoriating wit you are spoiling us.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

But Iain, what would have happened in a hung Parliament?

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Surely THE news is about England beating Australia not Bottler Brown.

Anonymous said...

I'm really annoyed that El Gordo has bottled it. I had a perfect drinking game designed. I was looking forward to trying out.

Daily Referendum said...

King cnut,

This is the last time I will reply to you. Your wit is far too great for me.