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“A majority of Thatcherite proportions”


Hard Exit polls following today’s UK General Election shows the Conservative Party looks set to win 368 seats to Labour’s 191.

This could mean Jeremy Corbyn’s party may lose not just seats in marginal constituencies but even in districts that historically voted Labour.

More as we get it.


It’s going to be a long night.


RTÉ’s David McCullagh

Laura Fitzgerald, of RTE, writes:

RTÉ has commissioned independent research company Red C to undertake a comprehensive exit poll, interviewing over 2,000 people across Ireland immediately after they have voted on Friday 26 October.

The Presidential Election exit poll result will be announced on Friday night, following the close of polls, by RTÉ’s David McCullagh on The Late Late Show and published simultaneously on RTÉ.ie.

Further results and breakdown of demographics and sentiments of voting behavior will be released simultaneously on RTÉ.ie and RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland from 9.00am on Saturday.

Earlier: How Was It For You?

Dogged Persistance


Although based on a small number of voters in a specific area, the exit poll for Independent.ie indicates the margin will be far closer than opinion polls indicates and the result is too close to call. The exit poll of just 100 voters showed the Yes and No vote neck-and-neck. The poll was taken at four polling stations in County Laois today, immediately after voters had cast their ballots. The tally for the day, from the unscientific sample, worked out at 53pc Yes to 47pc No – making the outcome far from clear cut.
The exit poll revealed a pattern of a far stronger No vote than predicted by the opinion polls.

Seanad referendum too close to call: Independent.ie exit poll reveals (Independent.ie)

David Higgins writes:

If I were to present a poll like this in one of my statistics classes I’d be laughed out of the room. Maybe I’m being overly nerdy here, but it’s a gross abuse of statistics to claim that this poll means anything, especially when it’s being taken in only one county….


spiddalBrigid Breathnach writes:

Some last minute bilingual electioneering in the polling station in An Spidéal, Co. Galway