D-Day minus one: UK faces most consequential election in a generation

Inside Politics: Poll predicts majority for Boris - but a much smaller one than thought

The UK will go to the polls in a general election on December 12th. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

The UK will go to the polls in a general election on December 12th. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

Good morning.

It’s the final day of campaigning in the UK before voting in the general election tomorrow, and British voters face their most consequential vote in a generation. Last night, the pollster Yougov released its final poll of the campaign, using a methodology that encompasses a vast sample (more than 100,000 respondents) and a technique that seeks to predict the likely outcome of each seat. Unlikely? Perhaps, but a poll using the same number-crunching jiggery-pokery was bang on at the last election.

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