‘Shy Tories’, missed by polls, give David Cameron hope

Former advisor to John Major believes we could see another surprise Tory victory - just like 1992

Columnist Don Brind

David Cameron’s hopes of keeping his job are better than they look in the opinion polls. That’s because the pollsters are failing to pick up on “shy Tory” voters who don’t own up to their intention to vote Conservative on 7 May.

The effect is to flatter Ed Miliband and Labour with poll ratings between two and four points higher than they should be, according to the former Tory MP and respected election analyst Robert Hayward.

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