Written by : JAMES WRIGHT
A senior Conservative MP has leaked his party’s private polling to a journalist. ITV‘s Paul Brand reports that the internal polling shows Labour 12 points ahead, leading to “blue panic”:
Public polling might put Labour only 2 points ahead of Tories, but one senior Conservative MP told me this week that internal polling shows a 12 point gap. Blue panic.
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) November 19, 2017
The huge 12-point difference is much higher than the gap shown by public polls. Recent public polls placeLabour around 2 points ahead. But not long ago, many of these polling companies got the general election result wildly wrong: