1 in 5 don’t know who the leader of the Conservatives is

Another piece of evidence for the Olympic women’s hockey theory of politics, aka the public pays far less attention to politics than most political activists realise:

Almost 20 per cent of people in Britain do not know that Theresa May is the leader of the Conservative Party. [The Indepdendent]

Another one to add to the list of examples which includes the Conservative Party’s general election slogan, the Liberal Democrat position on Brexit and knowledge of Tim Farron. Nor is this new, as the previous experiences of the government in Wales and the 2005 Conservative Party general election campaign illustrate too.

As Joeseph Napolitan put it:

Never underestimate the intelligence of the voters, nor overestimate the amount of of knowledge at their disposal.

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