OPINION: Lies, Damned Lies And Opinion Polls
You may have noticed a recent glut of pro-Remain propaganda masquerading as opinion poll reporting. The most recent poll for YouGuv found 64% wanted a second referendum and a 11% lead for Remain.
So far, so bad right? Well, not quite. Firstly, looking at the results as reported, there is a growing recognition that ‘No Deal Brexit’ is the only outcome that actually delivers Brexit and that anything less than a clean break Brexit would be a betrayal (48% of all those polled, 78% of Brexit voters).
Only 20% believe that the government cannot deliver a good Brexit deal, 67% don’t trust the government. However, when it comes to a theoretical second referendum, the most popular option was a three-way contest between May’s Deal, No Deal and Remain and 49% still see ‘No Deal’ as a ‘bad outcome’.
This is the rub. Opinion polls reflect peoples perception of what they believe the dominant expectation is on them and also a reflection of the psychological war being waged against them. You could, for example, say that support for a second referendum is a product of weariness of the Brexit process and frustration with a government people don’t trust rather than genuine enthusiasm for another vote. Clearly, the high-proportion of people fearing a No Deal is a product of Project Fear but the growing recognition it is what constitutes a proper Brexit is welcome.
All this being said, opinion polls cannot be taken as a gospel opinion on what people want. Ed Miliband sent almost his entire tenure as Labour Leader in the lead in the polls, frequently by as much as 20%, but when it came to polling day he still lost because although it was a nice idea perhaps, a Labour Government under Miliband is ultimately NOT what people wanted at all.
So, don’t be spooked by the latest barrage of polling data. It is all smoke and mirrors and part of the viscous war being waged against Brexiteers by the Remain establishment.
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