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Poll: General Election 2019 voting intention - Nov 1st - 14th

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Rilot, Nov 5, 2019.

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Who will you vote for?

  1. Labour

    95 vote(s)
    22.6%
  2. Conservative

    104 vote(s)
    24.8%
  3. Liberal Democrat

    162 vote(s)
    38.6%
  4. SNP

    19 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Green

    7 vote(s)
    1.7%
  6. Brexit

    15 vote(s)
    3.6%
  7. UKIP

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  8. TIG

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Plaid Cymru

    2 vote(s)
    0.5%
  10. DUP

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  11. Sinn Fein

    2 vote(s)
    0.5%
  12. Independant

    3 vote(s)
    0.7%
  13. Other party

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  14. Spoil ballot

    8 vote(s)
    1.9%
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  1. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,119

    Location: Wargrave, UK

  2. garnett

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2008

    Posts: 6,378

    This is splashed over every frontpage this morning.



    How do people think this will interplay with the "Can't trust Johnson" theme?

    I wonder if this will be a long-running leech on votes for Johnson's new, much harder right version of what used to be the Conservative Party.
     
  3. krooton

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,971

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    To be honest, all sides using stupid nicknames for people sound like children.

    I think Trump is one of the most embarrassing examples of a human being, but I still cringe when someone calls him Trumplethinskin, etc.

    Grow up, the lot of you! :p
     
  4. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 10,380

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Ive actually switched my vote for now to Labour, generally I think they are doing better

    The CU approach to leave the EU is what was practically promised and hence I feel its the best delivery of Brexit and if that really boils down to being their policy thats better than LDs in my book.
     
  5. Martini1991

    Caporegime

    Joined: Sep 18, 2009

    Posts: 28,310

    Location: Dormanstown.

    I had a thought earlier.
    With FPTP, the Tories can get a majority with 40% of the vote right?

    But with PR 40% of the vote surely results in them not having a majority.

    For all the calls of PR it could lead to further hung parliaments couldn't it?
     
  6. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 10,380

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Of course they wouldnt get a majority they wouldnt have a majority of the votes ;)

    We arent used to PR so we struggle when someone doesnt get a majority, FPTP is pretty much designed to give a minority a majority ;)

    If you have PR you almost certainly get coalitions, which isnt bad as it helps temper any particular party going rogue
     
  7. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 10,380

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Was listening to a pollster last night. Someone who analyses others polls

    He said he thinks the tories have probably 10-12% majority right now. Thats just about enough to get the absolute majority, if it drops to mid/high single figures majority its unlikely to give them a majority in HOC
     
  8. danlightbulb

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 3,249

    Honestly dont know who Im going to vote for at the moment, not that it matters much in my constituency which is safe labour.

    I will be reading the manifestos but there is no accountability to these anyway so it means little.
     
  9. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 34,606

    Location: Welling, London

    What is with politicians rolling their shirt sleeves up to their elbows every time they visit a hospital?
     
  10. GizF1

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 21, 2016

    Posts: 425

    Location: Worcestershire

    Still Labour for me - probably have no effect but still....
     
  11. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 22,096

    Location: London

    Not that anyone who wants Brexit or supports Johnson will care but it should make a useful campaign tool. I am sure Corbyn will dither and the press forget about it after a day.
     
  12. GizF1

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 21, 2016

    Posts: 425

    Location: Worcestershire

    Don't forget to tuck your tie into your shirt as well
     
  13. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 34,606

    Location: Welling, London

    Is there a hygiene reason or is it the old “I’m serious about the NHS and am here to get down to business” look?
     
  14. GizF1

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 21, 2016

    Posts: 425

    Location: Worcestershire

    Yeah i'm guessing the 'optics' say it makes them look like they could get stuck in at a moments notice if some old woman on a trolley for 4 hours in the corridor had a heart attack.

    Or it could be that hospitals are generally pretty warm places combined with the fact that being a politician in a hospital at the moment is going to be pretty nervy so they are just hot...
     
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  15. garnett

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2008

    Posts: 6,378

    Noble sentiment, but I'd suggest that's not what you've been asked to do.

    Johnson has told you and everybody else that this is our 2nd referendum. You shouldn't be voting for what honours the 1st (shambolic, unrepresentative) referendum - you should be voting for the outcome that best reflects how you want our relationship with the EU to proceed.

    To my mind, in this GE, Johnson and the Brexiteers have told Remainers to do whatever it takes to stop Tories and BXP candidates being returned as MPs.

    If you do anything else, they will (mis)represent your vote as support for them and their Brexit.
     
  16. PlacidCasual

    Soldato

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 6,352

    The foreign interference report is a real problem for the Government. I have some sympathy. If they release the report it will become a political football during the election campaign and any message it contains will be lost as both sides desperately mine it for sound bites that support their own narrative. From that perspective I feel it is wrong to release it. But almost equally it's bad for the Government because it gives the impression they are hiding things and these reports should be put into the public domain. Irrespective of the harm it does the Government it shouldn't be released because I don't think we should lose it's message by election tomfoolery but irrespective of harm to the Government it should be released because it belongs in the public domain.
     
  17. GizF1

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 21, 2016

    Posts: 425

    Location: Worcestershire

    Depends on the situation in your area. Mine is a heavy Tory majority with barely any LD support so it has to be Labour to even stand a chance unless there is a major LD swing reported.
     
  18. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 22,096

    Location: London

    Incoming election, a report containing information on the extent of foreign interference in our last two elections - shouldn't be released prior to the next. Not sure I can agree with that. I would rather deal with potential politicising rather than be left in the dark. Since my earlier post about the subject, I have just read this which raises even more suspicion.....

    Release it and quash any suspicion and provide the electorate with more information.
     
  19. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    There’s no excuse to not release it. It should have been available before the general election was called. A report that assesses the level of foreign influence in our electoral process is absolutely essential before we have another poll. The Conservatives are acting like a corrupt dictatorship. Johnson is becoming more and more of a Pound Shop Trump every day.
     
  20. garnett

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2008

    Posts: 6,378

    Absolutely. If Labour is the only party with a chance, then I think Remainers have to just vote for Labour, however much that stinks.
     
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