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Daily Mail solidarity with strikers

Issue No. 2281

According to the BBC, 61 percent of the general public support the strike, with 67 percent of women and 79 percent of 18 to 24 year olds.

But the Daily Mail has run a story attacking the BBC poll.

“I have never believed opinion polls since I was with Neil Kinnock’s election campaign team at the time in 1992 when they were said to be 7 percent ahead of the Tories,” writes Steve Doughty.

“But there is another reason to think the BBC’s survey is wrong.

“Out beyond the cosy right-thinking world where broadcasters live, people are talking about this strike, in the pubs and the shopping malls and the sports grounds.

“And not much of what they are saying reflects the idea that Unison and the GMB and the rest are speaking for the general public.”

But an online poll on the Daily Mail website appears to have been taken down after showing that 84 percent of visitors to the site support the strike.

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