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    Surely, this data reported as fact, that 3/4 of young voters wanted to remain for example, might not be accurate? Did they poll before or after? Was it an exit poll?
    For a start, the predicted result was so wrong. And secondly, exit polls were chronically wrong in 2015. In addition to this, there is huge amounts of peer pressure in young people, and an aggressively pro-remain camp in young, educated people who many young people may have been intimidated by. Maybe they told people different to what they did. Surely it can only be polling, because they could only count who voted, and then just count the slips, they can't register who voted what.
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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    Surely, this data reported as fact, that 3/4 of young voters wanted to remain for example, might not be accurate? Did they poll before or after? Was it an exit poll?
    For a start, the predicted result was so wrong. And secondly, exit polls were chronically wrong in 2015. In addition to this, there is huge amounts of peer pressure in young people, and an aggressively pro-remain camp in young, educated people who many young people may have been intimidated by. Maybe they told people different to what they did. Surely it can only be polling, because they could only count who voted, and then just count the slips, they can't register who voted what.
    Ummm, proper exit polls tend to be incredibly accurate and were only about a dozen seats out last year

    Exit poll vs actual result:

    Con 316/330
    Lab 239/232
    SNP 58/56
    LD 10/8
    PC 4/3 (and that fourth seat is almost certainly going to the nationalists in the next election)
    Grn 2/1
    UKIP 2/1
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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    Surely, this data reported as fact, that 3/4 of young voters wanted to remain for example, might not be accurate? Did they poll before or after? Was it an exit poll?
    For a start, the predicted result was so wrong. And secondly, exit polls were chronically wrong in 2015. In addition to this, there is huge amounts of peer pressure in young people, and an aggressively pro-remain camp in young, educated people who many young people may have been intimidated by. Maybe they told people different to what they did. Surely it can only be polling, because they could only count who voted, and then just count the slips, they can't register who voted what.
    It's all opinion polling - there was no national exit poll for the referendum, and by definition no one has a clue about who voted what.

    I think it's all about social media giving a hugely inflated picture of pro-remain votes. Especially as students, if you look on the average facebook timeline, you'd get the idea that it's 90:10 in favour of remain. But just like the General Election, the leavers/Tories tend to either not be vocal about it, or aren't using Facebook, or aren't self-selected amongst the friends of students. Also, there might be a lot of opinions from people who can't vote due to maybe age or nationality. In provincial England, the Leave vote was generally much greater than the Remain vote - in generally boring, grown-up non-metropolitan non-student areas you'd have the appearance of 10:90 in favour of Leave.
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    Most young voters aren't aware that a EU exists.

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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    Surely, this data reported as fact, that 3/4 of young voters wanted to remain for example, might not be accurate? Did they poll before or after? Was it an exit poll?
    For a start, the predicted result was so wrong. And secondly, exit polls were chronically wrong in 2015. In addition to this, there is huge amounts of peer pressure in young people, and an aggressively pro-remain camp in young, educated people who many young people may have been intimidated by. Maybe they told people different to what they did. Surely it can only be polling, because they could only count who voted, and then just count the slips, they can't register who voted what.
    Politician: Are you voting yes or no in EU referendum
    Young: who? what?
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    Polling is extremely flawed. Recent Political polls have been way off and most of these polls claiming younger people voted 75% in favour of remain were taken before the vote (we all know how wrong those polls were) or during a time many younger leave voters would have been viciously attacked for their valid opinions by butthurt remainers.
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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    Surely, this data reported as fact, that 3/4 of young voters wanted to remain for example, might not be accurate? Did they poll before or after? Was it an exit poll?
    For a start, the predicted result was so wrong. And secondly, exit polls were chronically wrong in 2015. In addition to this, there is huge amounts of peer pressure in young people, and an aggressively pro-remain camp in young, educated people who many young people may have been intimidated by. Maybe they told people different to what they did. Surely it can only be polling, because they could only count who voted, and then just count the slips, they can't register who voted what.
    There was no exit poll for the referendum and the exit poll for the 2015 GE was correct


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    (Original post by Sebastian Bartlett)
    Polling is extremely flawed. Recent Political polls have been way off and most of these polls claiming younger people voted 75% in favour of remain were taken before the vote (we all know how wrong those polls were) or during a time many younger leave voters would have been viciously attacked for their valid opinions by butthurt remainers.
    It irritates me the way it is reported as fact about 'how many young people voted remain', they can't know, and as you say there was heavy pressure on them from the most militant(and ignorant) group of voters. I think many remainers who are younger might privately think leave was right when they get older, I think I would have been for remain when I was just voting age. The fact is you deepen your understanding and learn more. I also think many people who are like, just born, or say in primary school, by the time they get to adulthood may think it a good decision, more so than 18-25 yr olds now.
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    Age is one of the more boring things to look at, a rather nice analysis here of education and region, and it completely blows apart the notion that the dumb voted to leave and smart to remain:

    http://www.conservativehome.com/plat...ese-myths.html

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Age is one of the more boring things to look at, a rather nice analysis here of education and region, and it completely blows apart the notion that the dumb voted to leave and smart to remain:

    http://www.conservativehome.com/plat...ese-myths.html

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    OK, I was more just questioning the methodology and the claim being spin. Surely they can't actually know...I think it was part of the spin for a 2nd referendum. Good article though, the spin is BS.
 
 
 
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