There’ll be no polls overnight

There’ll be no polls overnight

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With all the talk of a general election everybody it seems, is waiting for the next polls. Sadly I think we are going to have to hold on for at least a few more days.

Suggestions that there could be a poll overnight were not correct. I had thought that fieldwork for the Guardian’s August ICM poll was following its normal pattern with the survey taking place over the weekend for publication tomorrow.

My understanding now is that ICM are polling midweek for publication after the bank holiday. There is a long history of polls taken during bank holiday weekends themselves producing freakish results and all the pollsters now try to find alternative times.

The next Times poll by Populus has been brought forward a week – fieldwork now from August 31st to September 2nd, with publication on September 4th. Communicate are thought to be polling over the same weekend for publication at about the same time in the Independent.

The next scheduled YouGov poll shoud be in the Telegraph at the end of next week.

And for those who follow our multi-Gordon graphics I have now prepared similar templates with David Cameron.

Mike Smithson

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