Monday, 16 April 2012

Evening Standard embarrassed as UKIP continue to outpoll Greens.

Despite the BBC, LBC and the London Evening Standard treating the London Mayoral race as a 'four horse race' between the old three and the Green Party, UKIP continue to outpoll the Greens.

The Evening Standard has commissioned its own poll by YouGov that has UKIP on course to pick up a seat on the London Assembly, whilst the Greens are on course to lose both of theirs. The Standard's big Mayoral hustings event however barred UKIP.

Will this latest poll give the media a kick up the backside? I doubt it. But there is little doubt in my mind that they have all spectacularly misreported this election thus far.

3 comments:

Kulgan of Crydee said...

If UKIP is leading the Greens in the opinion polls, why isn't the media giving it the appropriate level of coverage & trying to promote the Greens?

Cathi said...

The traditional media have a policy of NOT mentioning UKIP. The BBC would positively gag before uttering their name. However, if Farage's party continue the upward trend, the media will look like complete fools and just confirm their bias.

Cathi said...

The traditional media have a policy of NOT mentioning UKIP. The BBC would positively gag before uttering their name. However, if Farage's party continue the upward trend, the media will look like complete fools and just confirm their bias.