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Why were the 2015 General Election opinion polls wrong?

Ruth Tarrant

14th January 2016

It turns out that people who vote Conservative are often reluctant to state publicly that they are Tories - these "Closet Conservatives" then affect the reliability of opinion polls.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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