UK June 8 election opinion polls marred in controversy

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon

Britain's pollsters are more dramatically divided about the outcome of this election than ever before, with the latest poll from Panelbase putting the Conservatives 15 points ahead of Labour, while YouGov on Thursday put the Tory lead at just three points.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party risks falling short of winning an overall majority of seats in parliament in a national election on June 8, The Times newspaper says, quoting research by polling firm YouGov.

When the YouGov projection was first published by The Times on Tuesday evening, the pound fell sharply in response, although it recovered slightly by Wednesday morning. "The movement in the polls over this campaign is bigger than in any election I've covered since 1945", veteran poll watcher David Butler said on Twitter. "Debate their record, debate their plans, debate their proposals and let the public make up their mind", said Corbyn, who was joined at Wednesday's debate by representatives of smaller parties, including Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and UK Independence Party chief Paul Nuttall.

The latest YouGov analysis has been released, and it shows that Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party have closed the gap even further on Theresa May's Tories.

But her apparently commanding poll lead over Labour has since narrowed, reducing expectations of a landslide victory.

According to a similar poll conducted by The Telegraph, 40 percent of the female population now intend to vote for Labour, compared to 41 per cent for the Conservatives.

The pound was 0.2 percent lower at $1.2840 as of 12:20 London, after earlier touching $1.2769, the lowest since April 21.

Pickering said Berenberg would not be surprised if the outcome of the United Kingdom general election also turned out to be a surprise, even while all the polls still project that the Conservatives will be ahead in the vote.

The pound wobbled against the dollar and euro today after a shock poll showed that a hung parliament is possible after next week's General Election.

May's lead over Jeremy Corbyn is also down, at 13 points, from 17 points at the end of last week.

However, the Tories' apparent failure hasn't come because Labor or Jeremy Corbyn suddenly made a decision to change their policies or rhetoric, which are already near-Communist, but stem from the fact that the Conservatives have started proposing policies that are deeply unpopular with the British. "This model is then used to estimate the probability that a voter with specified characteristics will vote Conservative, Labour, or some other party".

The pollster said the approach was used during the European Union referendum and consistently showed voters backed Leave.

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