Policies matter more than polls for the electorate

One of the great rules of politics is that you should never believe a politician who says he doesn’t believe in polls.

3rd February, 2007

One of the great rules of politics is that you should never believe a politician who says he doesn’t believe in polls.

All politicians, just like everyone who inhabits the backroom, are obsessed with polls - be they national, local, straw or invented. They can’t get enough of them.

They talk about them constantly in anticipation and reflection.

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