TSR Poll of Polls Week 2: Has your vote changed for the General Election? Watch

Poll: Which party will you be voting for in the General Election 2017?
Conservatives (246)
24.53%
Labour (437)
43.57%
Liberal Democrats (113)
11.27%
Green Party (44)
4.39%
UKIP (25)
2.49%
SNP (26)
2.59%
Plaid Cymru (5)
0.5%
Democratic Unionist Party (3)
0.3%
SDLP (1)
0.1%
Ulster Unionist (2)
0.2%
Sinn Fein (12)
1.2%
Other (please specify) (11)
1.1%
None (78)
7.78%
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Afternoon TSRians! We're onto our second Poll of Polls already, and what a response we had last time! :eek:

For those of you that missed the first one, we're looking to see the trends of how people are planning to vote from now until the election; we'll be putting out a new 'Poll of Polls' every Thursday, and the fabulous jenhasdreams will be giving us some stats on how the votes change over time.

We'll also be able to see how close the TSR votes are to the actual election results... do you think they'll be similar, or completely different? And how likely do you think it is that your party will come into power?

So whether you voted in our poll last week or not, let us know who you're voting for here, and we'll see who has the TSR majority! :holmes:

Interested on the wider voting trends? Check out the Poll and Odds tracker over on the Telegraph and see how each party is doing.
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Ooh! I can't see the poll though?
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Ooh! I can't see the poll though?
I think it should be there now, hopefully?
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I'm sticking with Lib Dem for the time being. I think its the most sensible tactical vote, but I think Labour will haemorrhage too many voters and Lib Dems won't pick up more than the Conservatives do.

Jeremy Corbyn is doing nothing to make himself appear competent as a future leader.
The Conservatives just have a massive PR machine making their savaging of everyone who isn't them appear to be in the interests of the general population.

Under the current system, a vote for anyone else is merely going to add to their vote total and make no actual difference.
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Can't ever see the poll on the mobile app...... that's to high tech


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For those that can't see the poll, as it stands now it is this:

Conservatives - 43 votes - 23.12%

Labour - 85 votes - 45.70%

Liberal Democrats - 22 votes - 11.83%

Green Party - 10 votes - 5.38%

To be honest I am expecting Labour to win the election with quite a high majority, but I wasn't expecting them to be this high in polls already, I was expecting them to grow in popularity as we get closer and closer to the date. So this is a good sign for them.
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It's the Scottish council elections today - hope the Tories don't make any ground :/
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For those that can't see the poll, as it stands now it is this:

Conservatives - 43 votes - 23.12%

Labour - 85 votes - 45.70%

Liberal Democrats - 22 votes - 11.83%

Green Party - 10 votes - 5.38%

To be honest I am expecting Labour to win the election with quite a high majority, but I wasn't expecting them to be this high in polls already, I was expecting them to grow in popularity as we get closer and closer to the date. So this is a good sign for them.
This is a poll of people under 18 (who can't vote) and university students (mostly); who are traditionally more left leaning. Older people tend to vote Conservative and older people tend to actually vote.
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(Original post by tookitallin)
For those that can't see the poll, as it stands now it is this:

Conservatives - 43 votes - 23.12%

Labour - 85 votes - 45.70%

Liberal Democrats - 22 votes - 11.83%

Green Party - 10 votes - 5.38%

To be honest I am expecting Labour to win the election with quite a high majority, but I wasn't expecting them to be this high in polls already, I was expecting them to grow in popularity as we get closer and closer to the date. So this is a good sign for them.
Students have always tended to lean towards left wing politics.. as they tend to earn little and pay minimal tax they don't appreciate that all those socialist policies need funding from somewhere and it won't be their pockets.

Do a poll amongst full time workers earning above the tax free threshold and attitudes towards social spending start changing.
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Perhaps Labour are the right party for you.. if you consider the way student debt is dealt with as 'crippling' then your maths must be as bad as theirs
Clearly the concept of exaggerating to persuade is too much for you to cope with.
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Clearly the concept of exaggerating to persuade is too much for you to cope with.
Too much for me when implemented so poorly! Luckily for all of us.. student debt in this country is far from crippling, however I wonder if the tax rises required to fund labours social policies would indeed be crippling.
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Okay, unacceptable.

This is the second poll about parties I've seen where the Conservative and Labour colours are the wrong way round.
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(Original post by Reue)
Students have always tended to lean towards left wing politics.. as they tend to earn little and pay minimal tax they don't appreciate that all those socialist policies need funding from somewhere and it won't be their pockets.

Do a poll amongst full time workers earning above the tax free threshold and attitudes towards social spending start changing.
I am working full time, earn above the tax free threshold and am in my mid 30's....

The reason students will go towards Labour etc is because they are a bit brighter than average, and this is seen in their choice to study and better themselves and give themselves good life chances. They are also less likely to be gullible/influenced by terrible tabloid newspapers who have spread fear and hatred which is why we have seen so many people vote for parties like ukip and conservative.
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However I wonder if the tax rises required to fund Labours social policies would indeed be crippling.
Fair point.
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It has to be the Conservatives for me. They are far from the perfect choice but they are the best out of the main parties. I think they have a very good chance of winning the General Election but Labour will overwhelmingly win on TSR because of the young demographic.
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It has to be the Conservatives for me. They are far from the perfect choice but they are the best out of the main parties. I think they have a very good chance of winning the General Election but Labour will overwhelmingly win on TSR because of the young demographic.
If you don't mind me asking, why are they the best?
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So I was going to vote Liberal Democrats last week, but Mr Nutall has decided to stand in my constituency so I'm feeling obliged to vote conservative to make sure the :innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent: doesn't get in
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Other: Communist Party
Why?: Because the Tories will win regardless, all parties are terrible, none of them will hold up their promises
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