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Reader’s Comment: Back the bookies, not the pollsters


In response to Cerberus’s Election Watch: Corbyn’s Young Turks need to turn out in their droves to stop May, Colkitto03 wrote:

The bookies are usually much more accurate than the pollsters. As of 5 mins ago they are predicting:

Conservatives 360 seats
Labour 210 seat
Liberals 10 seats
SNP 46 seats

Northern Ireland not included (but about 8-10 of them always support the Tories)
That is a 60-70 seat majority. A Tory Majority is still 1/5 on.

Interesting to see how this maps with what happens in a week’s time. Of course the bookies predicted 290 seats for the Tories last election but they were more accurate than any poll.


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