Panicking over nine percent response rate polls


Brexit

Britain’s Labour Party is panicking over a poll—yes, more nine percent response rate[1] bullshit—suggesting Remain voters are choosing the (neo)Liberal Democrats in upcoming European Parliament elections, while far-right Nigel Farage’s Brexit party appears to be taking a lead overall.[2] This particular fuss, however, elides a more fundamental division within Labour between advocates for Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘socialism’ and those for corrupt neoliberal policies that mirrors the division among U.S. Democrats.

Michael Savage, “Labour panics as remain voters switch to Liberal Democrats,” Guardian, May 18, 2019, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/18/labour-panic-remain-voters-switch-to-lib-dems


  1. [1]Steven Shepard, “Report: Phone polls aren’t dead yet,” Politico, May 15, 2017, https://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/15/pollsters-phone-polls-238409
  2. [2]Michael Savage, “Labour panics as remain voters switch to Liberal Democrats,” Guardian, May 18, 2019, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/18/labour-panic-remain-voters-switch-to-lib-dems

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