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Teen Politics Whizz Hopes To Outsmart Experts With His General Election Predictions

06/05/2015 11:28 BST | Updated 06/05/2015 11:59 BST

A teenager is hoping to outsmart the polls and political experts after coming up with his own meticulously-planned predictions for Thursday's general election.

David Garner, a student at Nottingham University, says the Conservatives won't win a majority, but will beat Labour by four seats to win 280.

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Garner stuck a map of the British Isles back to front on his wall to plot his predictions

The 19-year-old used existing polls, combined with individuals' popularity, as well as local spending, The Mirror reported, and predicts Nick Clegg will hold onto his seat, while Ukip will win five.

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Speaking to student website The Tab, he said: "I hope it's accurate.

"I think it's got the potential to be more accurate than the professional pollsters. But the election's going to be a mess.

"Essentially no-one is going to have a majority, therefore we are looking at either a coalition or a minority government who will be weak and unstable."

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The meticulously-detailed map

The final Ashcroft National Poll puts the Tories on 32% with Labour unchanged on 30%.

Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats are up two points on 11%, UKIP up one on 12%, the Greens are unchanged at 7% and the SNP up one on 5%.

The latest findings conducted over the weekend appear to suggest Labour and the Conservatives are still locked in an extremely tight race for Downing Street.

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