Last night’s YouGov poll gave Cameron a full five percentage points more than the average of the four other respected polling organisations who effectively asked the same question at the same time.
The YouGove polls are simply a part of the Murdoch/Mail propaganda blitz to push Cameron into No 10.
In my last thread I posted the email I sent last night to Stephan Shakespeare, CEO of YouGove, asking whether yet again YouGove had fixed their poll by opening their online polling for a very brief window immediately after Cameron had finished summing up and before the others had summed up.
Shakespeare has replied that he does not know and he has nothing to do with the polling operation (which he recently defended in an article on Conservative Home).
Personally I find it rather difficult to believe that former Conservative parliamentary candidate and Jefrrey Archer campaign manager Stephan Shakespeare was not paying the closest attention as last night’s debate figures were produced by YouGov for Murdoch, his firm’s biggest paymaster.
I also find it even more difficult to believe that he could not get the answer to my question in moments if he genuinely did not know the answer.
It is also worth noting that the threatening letter from YouGov’s libel lawyer Olswang
attempts no denial that this really was a YouGov poll: