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All parties take a hit with Harris

March 9th, 2010
Harris poll for The Metro Mar 9 Feb 22
CONSERVATIVES 37% 39%
LABOUR 29% 30%
LIB DEMS 18% 22%
LAB to CON swing from 2005 5.5% 6%

And “others” soar in another online poll

As the polling deluge continues there’s another survey out this evening from Harris Interactive for the Metro. The figures are above with the big move, surely, being a huge increase in the numbers saying that they will vote for one of the other parties – mostly BNP/UKIP/GRN.

One detail from the poll is that just two out of every three people who supported Labour last time now say they will do so at the coming general election. This puts them sharply at odds with the YouGov view of the world where Labour has not lost all that much support.

The Metro report makes great play of comments by the boss of Harris, Robert Salvoni, on what this means in terms of seats using, of course, the UNS as if it had some magical power.

This is total bollocks of course and is based on a blind belief in the uniform swing. Mr. Salvoni should stick to polling.

With a bit of luck we’ll have the latest PB/Angus Reid poll this week.

Mike Smithson