Why did ITV remove figs showing well over 60% of 164k want #Corbyn4PM? #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX

Last week, ITV’s This Morning show ran a poll asking “Who do you want to be Prime Minister after the General Election?

The results were remarkable – especially in a context of supposedly dismal polling for the Labour Party. Here is a screenshot of the results whenover 146,000 respondents had voted:

tm poll with nosCorbyn polled well over three times as well as the Prime Minister. Considering that most official polls use sample sizes of a couple of thousand people or fewer, such a response from a huge sample is striking.

The SKWAWKBOX did not cover the results at the time (apart from a tweet or two) because of the likelihood that complaints of ‘unscientific’ polling would be raised – even though the ‘scientific’ status of official polling is often questioned.

However, what is definitely newsworthy is that ITV have now removed the numbers from the response graphic.

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