It's great to watch the increasing silliness of the left, particularly those Maoist bigots the BBC passes off as impartial and objective news commentators.
This morning they were all creaming their pants about an opinion poll about a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times you can read in full here. Topline figures are CON 32%, LAB 36%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 13%, GRN 6%.
Oooh isn't it wonderful, lovely, clever Ed Miliband really showed that posh boy Cameron who is boss, he said "Hell yeah!" That's tough talk. And now Labour has a 4% lead and the election is as good as over," they chirruped in chorus.
First question, for anyone who thought Miliband won that stage managed episode last week: What are you on and can we all have some please? Neither Miliband nor Cameron 'won', they both came across as out of touch elitists.
In fact while Sunday Times / You Gove the poll shows a bigger Labour lead for some time, four point leads are not uncommon in a campaign which has seen polls wobbling all over the place. The other poll published today, Opinium in the Observer have topline figures of CON 34%, LAB 33%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 13%, GRN 7% (details).
Here's a roundup of the weeks polls from UK polling report:
Opinium/Observer (19/3) – CON 36%, LAB 33%, LDEM 7%, UKIP 14%, GRN 6%
YouGov/S Times (20/2) – CON 33%, LAB 35%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 14%, GRN 5%
Survation/MoS (21/3) – CON 30%, LAB 34%, LDEM 10%, UKIP 17%, GRN 3%
Populus(22/3) – CON 31%, LAB 33%, LDEM 9%, UKIP 16%, GRN 5%
Ashcroft (22/3) – CON 33%, LAB 33%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 12%, GRN 5%
ComRes/Mail (22/3) – CON 35%, LAB 35%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 10%, GRN 7%
YouGov/Times (23/3) – CON 34%, LAB 33%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 14%, GRN 5%
YouGov/Sun (23/3) – CON 34%, LAB 34%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 12%, GRN 6%
YouGov/Sun (24/3) – CON 35%, LAB 35%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 12%, GRN 6%
Survation/Mirror (25/3) – CON 32%, LAB 33%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 18%, GRN 4%
YouGov/Sun (25/3) – CON 34%, LAB 35%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 12%, GRN 6%
Panelbase (26/3) – CON 34%, LAB 34%, LDEM 5%, UKIP 15%, GRN 6%
YouGov/Sun (26/3) – CON 36%, LAB 34%, LDEM 7%, UKIP 13%, GRN 5%
Populus (26/3) – CON 31%, LAB 33%, LDEM 9%, UKIP 16%, GRN 5%
What's interesting in that table is UKIP show a high of 17% and a low of 10% while The Greens record a high of 7% and a low of 3%. These figures mean nothing in terms of the likely election result, they show how the minor parties are distorting the picture.
So all we really learn from the latest poll is that in a way entirely consistent with their support for trashing the western economy to deal with the non existent global warming threat, and causing widespread famine by handing control of the food supply to Monsanto, the left will always happily ignore any evidence that does not point to the answer that suits their political agenda.
Update 30 March, 2015
Accompanied by the sound of eardrum shattering silence from the left, a second poll taken since the two contenders for post election Prime Minister faced a stuffing from BBC's Jeremy (Paxo) Paxman reverses the results from the poll featured above.
a second post-Paxman poll, a ComRes telephone poll for the Daily Mail & ITV, and this one shows the complete opposite – CON 36%(+1), LAB 32%(-3), LDEM 9%(+1), UKIP 12%(+2), GRN 5%(-2) (tabs).
If the four point Labour lead in yesterday's YouGov poll was proclaimed by the hysterical left as a sure sign the Conservative and UKIP vote was collapsing and Labour were heading for a landslide victory in May, surely this poll showing the biggest Conservative lead ComRes have recorded since 2010 shows the Labour vote is collapsing and face a defeat in England and wales on a par with the mauling they are set to receive at the hands of the SNP in Scotland.
Furthermore where YouGov showed Miliband’s ratings improving, ComRes show Cameron widening his lead as best Prime Minister.
Actually there is nothing in either poll to get excited about, all polls, when examined in detail warn that an error margin of plus or inus three per cent, so it is probable what we are seeing is just a slightly exaggerated version of normal sample variation, caused by the presence of three rather than one minor parties.
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