How an alternative to the polls did in 1997

From the Daily Telegraph, 1 May 1997:

John Major has got Tony Blair licked, according to Thorntons.

The chocolate company yesterday revealed that lollipops of Major’s head had topped their polls. He seized 38pc of the 100,000 novelties sold, beating Blair on 31pc.

Screaming Lord Sutch got 17pc, rather better than Paddy Ashdown‘s 13pc.

The Derbyshire company, which has recently pulled out of France and Belgium, is drawing no conclusions. But worryingly for Blair, it points out that Major topped its lollipop poll in 1992.

As with gnomes, chocolate gets out-performed by the polls.

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