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Poll: European Union - Should the UK be In or Out? (62 member(s) have cast votes)

European Union - Should the UK be In or Out?

  1. In (36 votes [58.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.06%

  2. Out (26 votes [41.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.94%

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#141 Methven Hornet

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

All weekend polls are now out (see http://ukpollingrepo...g/archives/6920)


Angus Reid/Sunday Express have the Conservatives on 30% (up three) and Labour on 39% (down three) – the online version of the article doesn’t mention the UKIP or Lib Dem scores. The poll was conducted on Thursday and Friday.

ComRes/IoS/Sunday Mirror has the Conservatives up 5 on 33%, Labour unchanged on 39%, UKIP down 4 points on 10%. As I wrote yesterday, some of this appears to be due to ComRes treating likelihood to vote differently in their December poll, but even with consistent treatment of likelihood to vote the poll would have shown the Conservatives up 4 or 5 points, though it would probably also have shown Labour down slightly.

Survation/Mail on Sunday has the Conservatives on 31%, up two, Labour unchanged on 38% and UKIP down two on 14%.

YouGov in the Sunday Times has topline figures of CON 35%, LAB 41%, LDEM 12%, UKIP 7%. Compared to the average of YouGov’s polls last week that equates to the Conservatives being up by about two, Labour down by about two and UKIP down by about one.

In each individual poll the changes are relatively small, but they are consistent across the pollsters, so we can be fairly confident that the Conservatives have enjoyed a small boost from the referendum promise and the positive publicity around it. UKIP appear to have dropped slightly, but not massively (the biggest drop they had, that in the ComRes poll, was mostly due to methodological variation). The shift is hardly a game changing degree though.

So, a small swing from UKIP to Conservatives, and a lessening of Labour's lead compared to recent weeks. Nothing earth-shattering, but it is a trend that probably will continue as this parliament continues.
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#142 Trojan

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

Very funny. No, really. Not.

Given he hasn't written a travel book in over a decade I didn't assume that everyone would know who he was.

I thought it was - for Shadow anyway ;)
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#143 Saintslass

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

There is only a requirement to back up what you are saying on the general forum, on this forum, you can claim to be able to read minds unchallenged. Or so it seems.

Well, there you go then. I backed up what I was saying by providing a bit of information about Bryson to those whose minds I cannot read.

#144 Severus

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

Looking at the vote it is currently 60:40 in favour of remaining in. This surprised me and I don't think it would be that close in the case of a referendum. Has TRL become more right wing over the years?
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#145 Methven Hornet

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Looking at the vote it is currently 60:40 in favour of remaining in. This surprised me and I don't think it would be that close in the case of a referendum. Has TRL become more right wing over the years?


Right wingers come and go. I suspect some of them come back 're-badged'.

They can be good entertainment, though.
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#146 Phil

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Looking at the vote it is currently 60:40 in favour of remaining in. This surprised me and I don't think it would be that close in the case of a referendum. Has TRL become more right wing over the years?



A no vote to the EU is not necessarily right-wing. I voted no in the poll because I see it as a huge, undemocratic, capitalist oligarchy-in-the-making.
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#147 JohnM

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

Right wingers come and go. I suspect some of them come back 're-badged'.

They can be good entertainment, though.


Agreed, but not quite so funny as the contributions from the forum's Grauniadistas. :)

#148 Northern Sol

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Right wingers come and go. I suspect some of them come back 're-badged'.


Also true of the far-left on here.

#149 Griff9of13

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

Agreed, but not quite so funny as the contributions from the forum's Grauniadistas. :)


Who, or what are Grauniad​istas? I've always been intrigued to know. :blink:
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#150 chuffer

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

People who read the grauniad

#151 Severus

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

Also true of the far-left on here.

Is anyone far left on here?
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#152 Futtocks

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

Who, or what are Grauniad​istas? I've always been intrigued to know. :blink:


People who disagree with a particular world view. Whether they read the Guardian or not - it's an easy label.

Edited by Futtocks, 28 January 2013 - 02:50 PM.

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#153 JohnM

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

People who read the grauniad


a sub set. Those who read it, enjoy it, support it and get their solace within.

#154 JohnM

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

Who, or what are Grauniad​istas? I've always been intrigued to know. :blink:


if you have to ask, then you are not one.

#155 gingerjon

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

if you have to ask, then you are not one.


You apparently don't have to ask.

Does that mean you are one?
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#156 JohnM

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

No, that is false logic. Remember your set theory from school?

#157 gingerjon

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

Remember your set theory from school?


No.

Was it fun?

Did it involve staring at the German teacher's legs? That's about the only thing I can remember from school.
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#158 chuffer

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

Did it involve staring at the German teacher's legs?


You should have paid more attention to what was coming out of his mouth

#159 Wolford6

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

Sehr Gut!

Under Scrutiny by the Right-On Thought Police


#160 chuffer

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

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