UK election 2017: The fallibility of pollsters

UK election 2017: The fallibility of pollsters

First Brexit, then Donald Trump. Now it is Jeremy Corbyn, an avowed socialist the polls gave no chance of winning the British election (see our aggregated poll chart below sourced from Britain Elects), whom at the time of writing is the Paddy Power and Betfair favourite to be the new Prime Minister.Strike three, you're out. Even if Corbyn does not get up from here, the difference in the polls and the actual result will be large. Electoral polls are but tools of the manipulative mainstream media and they do investors and pundits a disservice by obfuscating rather than providing clarity. While the future is never guaranteed and political favourites can fall overnight with the simplest of gaffes, listening to the people themselves on social …

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