Jeremy Corbyn Is Announced As Labour Leader

Labour’s bad poll rating? It’s fake, says Corbyn’s brother

3 January 2017 8:31

Anyone reading the news of late would be forgiven for thinking that Labour is far from election ready. In fact, the…

Nate Silver accepting a 'Webby' in May 2012.

Why is Nate Silver on his high horse over Trump – again?

21 September 2016 18:12

A few years ago, the pollster Nate Silver wrote a best-selling book saying (in effect) that political pundits talk rot and…


New poll finds twice as many young people voted in the EU referendum as previously thought

10 July 2016 10:10

A new poll has indicated that in last month’s referendum, younger voters turned out to vote in twice the numbers…

EU Referendum - Signage And Symbols

Latest polls show a swing back to Remain

19 June 2016 10:28

We are now in the final week of the referendum campaign and the swing back towards the status quo appears…

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Labour and pollsters confront what went wrong in May 2015

19 January 2016 8:57

Two post-mortems into the general election come out today: the pollsters’ examination of how their surveys got the election so…

Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at a construction site for the South Devon Link Road as a rainbow is seen behind him on May 5, 2015 in Devon, England.

Campaign-kick off: 24 hours to go

6 May 2015 8:11

Finally, after six weeks of campaigning, endless opinion polls and the semi-TV debates, the final day of the 2015 general…

Referendum Debate Continues As Campaigns Enter Final Week

New poll shows SNP will annihilate Labour — but the nation is still divided over independence

31 March 2015 21:32

Scottish Labour is having no luck in denting the SNP’s support. ComRes/ITV News have released a new poll this evening,…

The Wintershall Players perform 'The Passion of Jesus' on Good Friday in Trafalgar Square in April 2014 (Photo: Getty Images)

Muddled souls – Britain is a non-religious, Christian-ish country

4 November 2014 16:09

A new survey of British religious attitudes is out. It reveals a surprising degree of hostility to religion, and an…

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Final polls put No ahead

17 September 2014 22:35

The last YouGov poll of the campaign, which has a far larger than usual sample size, has No ahead 52-48.…

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A new poll shows the Scots referendum is going right to the wire

12 September 2014 13:27

ICM’s poll has ‘no’ ahead, but only just– it’s 51-49. The ICM poll is a telephone one so both phone and internet polls…


Alex Salmond is within sight of his promised land: Scottish independence is more than just a dream.

2 September 2014 14:03

I don’t want to appear too immodest but, you know, I told you so. Back in February I wrote an article…

Labour and Conservative supporters’ placards, held on the occasion of a visit by Gordon Brown to Cardiff during the 2010 election campaign. Image: Getty

Lord Ashcroft’s poll shows a swing to Labour in Tory-held marginal seats

20 August 2014 16:31

One of the most fascinating things about Lord Ashcroft’s latest poll is not its content, but who in the Conservative…


Labour confirms Tory strategy: Vote Nigel, Get Ed

28 July 2014 7:48

Talk to most Tory strategists about Ukip and Ed Miliband and they say something along the lines of ‘Vote Farage,…

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Today’s poll shows Alex Salmond running out of time

13 July 2014 11:07

There really isn’t much time left. From today, there are just nine and a half weeks until we go to…


Miliband’s main man blames the voters

8 July 2014 15:04

Labour Party guru David Axelrod popped up in Sunday’s New York Times, presumably to promote his new book. He spoke candidly to…


One solution to revenge porn: ‘cad-shaming’

29 April 2014 12:23

I’m kicking myself because back in 2011 or 2012 Paddy Power gave me odds of 66/1 on Ukip topping the…

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A new poll shows Scotland on the brink of independence. Time for the ‘no’ side to panic

20 April 2014 11:05

Politicians always manage to take some crumbs of comfort from opinion polls but, if you are Alistair Darling, it would be…

Philip Hammond and David Mundell are odds over where Trident would stand in discussions with an independent Scotland. (Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

Philip Hammond and David Mundell expose lack of political grip at heart of government

14 April 2014 12:59

Was it Philip Hammond who told the Guardian that Britain would discuss a currency union with an independent Scotland? Fleet…


Polling worries for Miliband – and for Cameron

14 March 2014 17:17

There’s been much hullaballoo this afternoon over a Populus poll that shows a Labour lead of one point. The usual…

The Duke Of Beaufort's Hunt Holds The Opening Meet Of The Season

Is fox hunting on a par with dog fighting?

13 January 2014 14:55

As horses and hounds gathered across the country on Boxing Day, more than a quarter of a million people turned…

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Why do the Tories lead on the economy and leadership but trail overall?

2 November 2013 12:06

One of the odd things about the polls at the moment is that the Tories lead on economic competence and…

Labour Conference Focuses On Leader's Speech

If Ed Miliband is to become Prime Minister he needs more than gimmicks

11 October 2013 12:26

Ed Miliband, everyone seems to agree, has had a good few weeks, even months. Everyone agrees on this even though…

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

A Game of Numbers: Pollsters Go To War in Scotland

3 September 2013 12:19

On Sunday an opinion poll was just a poll. Nothing to be too excited by. Unreliable too. The real poll…

British Prime Minister David Cameron (R)

Tory activists are feeling more confident. What about the Lib Dems?

30 July 2013 17:21

A Conservative Home poll, which found that a majority of activists believe that the coalition is good for Britain, is…

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Poll: Half of religious people support gay marriage

14 July 2013 14:09

As the House of Lords prepares to vote on gay marriage, a YouGov poll shows that the opinion of people…