Friday, January 28, 2011

Guido Poll: How Bad is 10 O’Clock Live?

Guido is contemplating catching up on Channel 4’s latest slice of leftism, but he thought he would test the water first…

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Good Morning, It’s Polling Day

As the Old and Sad voters head to the polls this morning, Labour seem certain that they are heading for win. Buoyed by the ICM and Populus poll boosts, Newsnight all but declared them victors last night, excitedly preparing their “dark day for the Coalition” lines. Smarkets punters say Labour are going to take it too…

Could the celebrations be a little premature though? The Survation poll showed there was still a huge amount of undecided voters. The fieldwork for all three polls showed there was already a shift from Conservatives to the LibDems, and given the coverage the “it’s a two horse race” line has got since Sunday, it’s possible that even more Tories might decide to do what Dave wants them to do and back the LibDem.  Whether or not this has enough of an impact to sway it, the result is certainly going to be closer than the 17% lead suggested by some pollsters…

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Poll : Public Back Kettling and Water Cannon for Students

A new opinion poll from Angus Reid finds that 53% of the public back the police tactic of “kettling” student rioters (against 19% who think it “totally unjustified”). The public want the police to go further and 55% would like to see them use water cannon on protestors (36% oppose).

Guido has said it before, the student demonstrations are doing the students no favours, every demo costs them support. Only 13% of those polled were enthused by the protests, most felt shame (45%), disgust (45%), anger (42%) and sadness (50%).

Rather than letting students vandalise and urinate on Churchill’s statue on the next demo, it might be more popular with the public if Theresa May recalls some of the equipment from Northern Ireland and orders water cannons on the rioters. See how they like it…

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ePetitions Will Enhance Democracy

One of the problems with modern representative democracy is that it is disconnected from the voters. Despite focus groups, polling and intense marketing to voters, politicians are still unable to engage successfully with voters.

There are a number of issues where the political class refuses to carry out the wishes of the people. All polls show that there is majority support for capital punishment, yet there is no majority for it in parliament. It is not even an issue for parliamentarians even though the incidence of homicide is higher now than it was before the abolition of hanging. If the e-petitions legislation passes, Guido will put all the resources at his command into a campaign for a vote on the restoration of capital punishment for child and cop killers. Even if we don’t win the vote on the floor of the House, we shall at least see which MPs believe salus populi suprema est lex, and those that put the welfare of child killers above the wider community. Bring it on…

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Truth Shall Set You free

Vince is whining that “…somebody who isn’t a constituent falsifies their name and address and comes in with a hidden microphone – it completely undermines the whole basis on which you operate as a local MP.” Does it really undermine the operation of an MP? If you are duplicitously two-faced, saying different things to different people it will undermine your standard operational procedure – lying.

As with Wikileaks people may have reservations about the manner in which the truth comes out, but one thing Guido is certain about: it is better that we the people know the truth. The political class treats voters like children who need to be shielded from the truth for their own good, making high-minded Platonic claims to “noble lies” when in reality they are too afraid of the personal consequences of living in truth. The truth will set us free…

UPDATE : Guido ran a survey when the Telegraph story came out asking, Could Cable Bring Down the Coalition? 4,217 politically savvy readers were polled, a whopping 89.85% said “No” and only 7.9% reckoned he could.

Methinks Cable is a bit vain in thinking he could bring down the government…

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Guido Poll : Could Cable Bring Down the Coalition?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Demonstrations Cost Students Support

According to a poll by Survation the student demonstrations have actually cost students support. The net change in support since the demonstrations has been negative, down 13%:

The toytown revolutionaries don’t seem to grasp that tearing flags off the Cenotaph, pissing on Churchill’s statue and wrecking London won’t help their cause. Who’d have thunk it?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Red Ed’s Silence Boosts Labour Polling (As Guido Predicted)

Guido noted with a wry smile that Labour’s poll standing increased when they were leaderless. Ed Miliband was also the first Labour leader since polling began not to get a bounce when taking over, and now he’s gone on paternity leave you’ll never guess what’s happened. As Guido predicted, Labour have risen in the rankings…

Funny how Labour have their highest poll rating since before the-election-that-never-was when the leader they did not choose, or want, disappears from public life for a week. David must be smirking…

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Poll: Horrific Halloween Choices


*Osborne trick or treat slasher mask courtesy of The Mirror (download here N.B. 22 megabytes).

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Poll: 76% Say Scrap the Beeb

Guido’s poll yesterday sampled more people than most polling companies manage for their political polls splashed across national newspapers. He likes to think his readers give a fair and balanced view too. The results are in and show an overwhelming desire for the BBC to be scrapped:

These one IP address, one vote polls might be a regular thing…


Seen Elsewhere

Ed Balls’ Speech Was Pointless | Dan Hodges
Media Movements: James Lyons to Sunday Times | Media Guido
Rebekah Brooks in Line for £7 Million Payout | Times
A Different Sort of Class War | Telegraph
Labour Candidate’s Links to Ex-BNP Member | Breitbart
McVey Dodges White Dee Debate | Speccie
Labour Candidate: Churchill Was a White Supremacist | Mail
LibDems Stand By Disgraced Sex Offender-Linked Mayor | MK
Has Carol Mills Given Up on Westminster? | Canberra Times
Labour Consider Banning Uber | Asa Bennett
Did LibDems Make Up Hancock Disciplinary Meeting? | Scrapbook


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cynic says:

Can anyone help me? I went on holiday a week ago and returned to find someone has pulled out the stake and Gordon Brown is back and acting as Prime Minister. What did I miss? Has there been a snap election?


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