4.) 1992 U.K. General Election

  • 2019-06-18
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
4.) 1992 U.K. General Election
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Virtually every opinion poll succumbed to errors during the 1992 general election in the United Kingdom.

Nearly all taken, including exit polls, showed the left-wing Labour Party with the lead. 

The actual results gave the ruling Conservative Party a decisive victory.

Embarrassed pollsters attributed their failure to two critical factors:
 
  • A late swing by undecided voters to Conservatives.
  • And the not-so-minor fact Tory voters were less inclined to express their support publicly to intolerable liberals.

Hmm, that sounds oddly familiar.

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