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The next general election will happen in unpredictable times—so what can the polls tell us?

The result of a general election will be hard to predict. But what do polling trends say about Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, the Liberal Democrats and the Brexit Party?

By Paul Whiteley and Harold D Clarke  

Boris Johnson may find himself on the opposite side of the debate to his party's ardent Leavers. Photo: PA

After a showdown between prime minister Boris Johnson and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit, the UK appears on course for an election in a matter of weeks.

Much parliamentary action will now play out to determine exactly when the vote will take place. The government remains eager to ensure the UK’s exit from the EU by October 31. Oppositions parties are eager to ensure this does not happen in a…

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