The Indy runs a YouGov poll that puts Harriet Harman in the lead for the deputy leadership contest among ordinary voters. Great news for Harriet – surely. You wouldn’t know it from reading the Indy, but the Metro reveals that the poll was commissioned by the Solicitor General herself.
Suspiciously, the internals, or indeed the question itself, haven’t been released yet. Daily suspicions are somewhat raised by the line in the Indy report, “voters gave Ms Harman a warm personal rating”, which makes her sound more like a new product being focus grouped. One wonders exactly what the “nearly 2000 voters” were asked.
As soon as (if) the internals and the question become available we will set the stato chimp on it. However, in the meantime, it might be worth taking this poll from AnyThingYouWant
GovHarriet with a pinch of salt.