Interesting to see in a new poll on voting intentions – mentioned in the Guardian on Saturday – that if an election was held now, neither Labour nor the Conservatives would win an outright majority.
It also predicted the almost complete decimation of the Liberal Democrats – with Bath being one of only two seats likely to return a party member.
The survey of 22,000 – conducted by the research data company Focaldata – says the Conservatives would lose 81 seats, wiping out the 80-seat majority they won in December 2019. Even the Prime Minister would lose his seat.
The poll also predicts the Liberal Democrats would be reduced to just two seats – here in Bath and in Kingston and Surbiton – down from the current 11.
One in four voters who supported the Lib Dems in 2019 said they will switch allegiance to Labour.
Tory supporters were quickly arguing – via social media – that the poll was conducted before the announcement of a Brexit deal.