Last updated on October 30, 2019
The UK has taken a significant step towards a snap general election but can Boris Johnson’s Conservatives get nearly all they will need to push Brexit?
“All I’d say is that now, at the end of October, we’ve got that the Conservatives well ahead [in the polls],” Ben Page, chief executive of polling company Ipsos Mori, informed Euronews. “If you do not wish to check at the headline outcomes in the polls, yet another predictive aspect that’s been quite reliable for the past 30 or 40 decades, isn’t people’s standing in the polls at the onset of the effort but instead who’s regarded as the greatest prime minister and also the very best man to run the market.”
In case the election is supported for December, it could be the first time that the UK has held that a vote in this month because of 1923.
There have been worries the run-up into Christmas and the weather can affect turnout. However, Page feels these concerns are exaggerated.
“I do think there’s a great deal of folklore about the weather – it’s probably less significant than it seems,” Page said on Good Morning Europe.
“Recall countless millions of people aren’t going to throw their votes by post so that the weather won’t affect them a great deal.
“All of us have central heating which we did not at the 1920s and the signs are weather impacts it less than you might envision.”
A more important factor regarding whether the Conservatives will find the bulk is possibly Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.
Brexiters have advocated Farage’s movement along with the Conservatives to agree with an election pact to prevent them from accepting votes from one another.