Thursday, May 6, 2010

Exit Poll

The BBC has reported on its website on an exit poll of voters who voted in today's British general election. The poll projects the Conservative Party falling just short of an overall majority.

The Liberal Democrats would actually lose seats, according to that poll, which would be a major disappointment. Poll numbers in the middle of the campaign indicated that they might make major gains.

If those projections are correct, a coalition between Labour and the Liberal Democrats wouldn't be feasible.

The BBC brings up another possibility, i.e., that unionist MPs from Northern Ireland might be sufficient to shore up a Conservative government. The Liberal Democrats, and their leader Nick Clegg, might be shut out of the picture, after all.

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