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pollster

A person or organization that prepares a poll

The ‘pollsters’ are certain to be busy following Theresa May’s shock announcement that a General Election is to be held on June 8th.

Her decision to “go to the country” was undoubtedly influenced by the Conservative Party’s standing in the opinion polls. She denied that was her motivation however, proposing instead her belief that an election result that increases the Conservative majority in the House would make the Brexit negotiations and subsequent approval proceedings in the Commons less problematic. Fewer opposition MPs would certainly make the passage of important Brexit legislation more certain.

The Prime Minister currently has a working majority of 17. It appears probable that number will increase significantly on June 8th with the polls currently showing the Conservative Party standing at 40% against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party’s 27%.

pollster

a person or organization that prepares a poll.

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