Polls Apart: Pre-Election Surveys Failed to Foresee Tory Win

May 8, 2015 11:32 AM

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Britain's pollsters offered confident predictions of a hung Parliament throughout the election campaign. Friday's results proved them consistently wrong.

The surprise victory for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party left pollsters scrambling to explain their worst performance in a British election since 1992, when the Conservatives also defied forecasts and won a narrow parliamentary majority.

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