Political

First polls shows overwhelming majority want PM to resign

The first opinion polls are out following the news that both the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer have been fined for breaking lockdown rules.

These sort of snap polls are a good example of the democratic benefits of polls which I talk about in my new book (see below). By immediately given a solid take on where public opinion really rests, such polls take power away from pundits and politicians talking of public opinion being what they wish it to be and instead give the power to state what public opinion is to the actual people.

UPDATE: And another one…

NOW AVAILABLE: Polling Unpacked: the history, uses and abuses of political opinion polls which, according to the Sunday Times, is “Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand modern politics … comprehensive yet surprisingly fun”.

One response to “First polls shows overwhelming majority want PM to resign”

  1. Have I got this right: 75% think he intentionally lied but only 57% think he should resign? In other words 18% are happy that he has lied to the House and the country and find this completely acceptable!

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