THE UK electorate wants to trust but is still carrying emotional baggage from its bad experiences with polls in the past, it has admitted.
Voters confessed that though they find polls showing the Conservatives losing ground incredibly attractive, they have been hurt too many times to allow themselves to hope.
Emma Bradshaw of Chester said: “It’s not fair to tar them all with the same brush, but I’ve had my heart broken in the past by lying, two-faced polls and I can’t let it happen again.
“I said that after 2015, then only last summer I was seduced by Brexit polls that told me everything would be okay, but brutally stamped all over my feelings just as I was starting to think there might be a future.
“I was devastated but didn’t learn my lesson and threw myself into the arms of the American presidential election polls, which seemed so reliable but turned out to be the same as all the rest.
“I swore off polls for a while but these new ones are just so bloody sexy that I want to believe all of their whispered promises. I want to hope again.
“And who knows? Maybe this poll is The One.”