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The pollsters must now consider what they got wrong (again)

The industry has a lot of work to do if it wants to be given another chance

By Martin Boon  

Jeremy Corbyn at the count in Islington North. Photo: PA

What goes around, comes round.

Only yesterday, few people believed Survation’s Damian Lyons-Lowe, whose single point prediction for the Tories implying a hung parliament was uniformly derided. Similarly, YouGov’s seat projection model predicting a hung parliament was quietly downgraded almost off the agenda. It was supposed to be a Tory stroll. 

Wrong, wrong, wrong—or should I say, right, right, wrong. The champagne corks will be popping in Survation Central, with that poll well in the frame for…

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