April 16th, 2014

Coetzee Polling Presentation Reality Check

The Times has got hold of some polling slides presented by Nick Clegg’s taxpayer-funded strategist Ryan Coetzee, which give the LibDem leader suspiciously sky high approval ratings:


Compare Coetzee’s polling with that of independent companies however and the result is quite different. Back in October Ipsos Mori had 57% of the public saying they were dissatisfied with Clegg. In June they had his net approval rating at -37. YouGov meanwhile said he was the least popular party leader since Michael Foot.

Ed gets clapped by his brainwashed staff. Nick gets fantasy data. And Dave is surrounded by tits

UPDATE: Stephen Tall says he thinks this poll data is of “switchers” in target marginal seats. It still doesn’t explain why these people give a some 20% higher approval rating to Clegg than YouGov attributes to actual LibDem voters. Given these were produced by a civil servant, Coetzee, and the LibDem defence is that it is entirely legitimate and compatible with his role as a civil servant, we’ve FoI’d the presentation. Smells wrong…


  1. 1

    Fuck all of them, Lib Dems Cons Lab Kips and all the fucking rest, Nothing, Ever, Change. Scum, the fucking lot.

  2. 2
    Let me tell you what you want to hear for a fee says:

    Clegg, 100%
    Farage, 0%

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    an opportunity to say how Faraage fiddles his expenses missed eh?

  4. 4
    Bonzo says:

    No matter who you vote for, the government always gets in

  5. 5
    Coppers says:

    Ed gets clapped by his brainwashed
    staff. Nick gets fantasy data. And
    Dave is surrounded by tits… Ed Balls recks your car & fucks off!

    What a shower!

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    the King’s new clothes . . .

  7. 7
    Forget Heysel, Remember Hillsborough says:

    Shouldn’t Clogg’s approval ratings be 7%????

  8. 8
    Ockham's Razor says:

    How do we know that those polled even begin to understand these questions?

    Reading a cup of tea leaves might give you a better idea.

  9. 9
    R. "your money is my fee" Coetzee says:

    No, this is from the selected 7% of the survey we carried out, so this is of those people who might like Clegg.

  10. 10
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    Gypsy Rose Coetzee springs to mind.

  11. 11
    !08% agree says:

    What about the question,
    ‘Do you think that Clegg is a fooking tw@?’

  12. 12
    British Bulldog (True Blue) says:

    The truth is that majority of Lib Dems are suspicious of Clegg.

    He’s only making worse surrounding himself with lackeys and Groupthinkers.

  13. 13
    Statto says:

    108% agree

  14. 14
    Vlad the Invader says:

    If you don’t like the government the idiots elect – get a new one that you do like.

  15. 15
    Apthorpe says:

    Vote UKIP in May. Create a problem for them by forcing the three main parties to move on policy that then has to go into their manifestos for the GE. They lie of course but as the lies get more blatant perhaps, just perhaps we’ll start to see the real change start. The Conservative Party has to be won back for enterprise, hard work and self reliance that won’t be done quickly I’m sorry to say.

    You’ll enjoy the panic of a strong UKIP result will cause, I’m under no illusions about UKIP but they are a useful weapon make sure you use them!

  16. 16
    Votes wanted, we promise we will lie our heads off says:

    Next month will prove who is right and who is wrong, polls mean nothing, it’s the voting on the day of the election that counts, I suppose for the left vote early vote often and make sure the cemetery has sent their postal votes in.

  17. 17
    Gordon McBreath says:

    My approval rating rose to 0%

  18. 18
    Ed 'fliperty' Balls says:

    The economy is about to tank. Its going to go all Greek.. .. it is. IT IS,I TELL YOU !!!!!!!!!!

  19. 19
    Votes wanted, we promise we will lie our heads off says:

    Liebours manifesto is just a dream, a tame judge said when idiot Brown went to court over the promised EU referendum, so all dreams are dreams, some maybe wet some maybe dry, only politicians know which is which.

  20. 20
    Fucking dis custard says:

    Bring back Cyril Smith.

  21. 21
    Votes wanted, we promise we will lie our heads off says:

    If you think Farage is on the fiddle, please inform the police, it’s your duty to do so.

  22. 22
    Poor Tom says:

    In his fucking dreams……..what a load of shit, Clog is toast.

  23. 23
    Grecian 2000 says:

    Clogg is really quite dreadful actually.

  24. 24
    Snowed On Ass Angle says:

    Yeah, and look where that would get you

  25. 25
    Fed up Joe Public & all voting UKIP ORG says:

    We are British Lions led by 3 fcuking toss*ers & wan*kers who are not
    even capable of cleaning the shi*t house where they were all conceived
    & where they learned the black Art of Mendacity & Manipulation. As they
    slither around prostituting there ingrained need to purloing all of OUR money
    for there own enrichment & its laughingly called Democracy !!!


    & fcuk the lot of them right up there big fat ars*es !!!

  26. 26
    Bangalor Postal Vote Stuffers........ says:

    Yes all the EUSSR Pos*tal Votes have already been counted & its a over
    whelming VOTE for ZanuLieLabor !! the postal adjudicator was the
    very (dis)hon*est his Lordshi*t J Str*aw who credentials are impeachable
    @ ICC in the Haigh……

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Constituents of Sheffield Hallam, do this country a mighty favour and in 2015, vote this fucking muppet OUT of office!

  28. 28
    Norman Normal says:

    Dead man walking, I think it’s almost inevitable that he will lose his seat.

    Unfortunately he will be replaced with some brainless bright young labour apparatchik who will be twice as useless.

    I’m not angry, just perplexed and apathetic lol.

  29. 29
    Mrs Moppet says:

    A dazzling yellow too…. just like Kate’s new dress!

  30. 30
    Mrs Moppet says:

    How can it be true that all those deluded students have still learned nothing? Are they all NUTs?

  31. 31
    Taxfodder says:

    Agreed, UKIP the de facto “none of the above” ballot box bomb….

    Me matches are dry and plentiful!

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    “YouGov meanwhile said he was the least popular party leader since Michael Foot.”
    Maybe rebranding himself by using a double-barrelled pseudonym on ballot papers, would help. Nick Foot-In Mouth, for example.

  33. 33
    all MP's are scum says:

    It’s a physical impossibility to be twice as useless as Clogg.

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