Cameron misleads MP and public over redefining marriage polls

Nov 15, 2012

A top pollster has written to the Prime Minister and, very politely, told him he has misled a fellow MP and the public about polling data on redefining marriage. The Daily Telegraph, and others, have the report.

Mr Cameron, in a letter to Cheryl Gillan MP, said all the polls show the public favour gay marriage and a ComRes poll shows the policy will win votes for the Tories.

Er, that’s not quite how the boss of ComRes Andrew Hawkins sees it. In a letter sent to the PM, Mr Hawkins says it was “simply not the case” that “all published polls” say more voters support gay marriage than oppose it.

Mr Hawkins said the polls show “that the party loses more votes than it gains as a result of the policy, and that former Conservative voters are especially less likely to return to the fold.”

You can read the letter in full on the Guido Fawkes blog