Matt Singh

Founder of Number Cruncher Politics (@NCPoliticsUK and @NCPoliticsEU)

Matt Singh is founder of Number Cruncher Politics (@NCPoliticsUK), the non-partisan UK polling and psephology site that predicted the 2015 opinion polling disaster.

He is based in London and tweets at @MattSingh_.
Explained - Where the Polls Went Wrong in

Explained - Where the Polls Went Wrong in 2015

Since May's general Election, there's one question I've been asked again and again - how did the polls get it so wrong that an apparent photo finish was actually a Conservative outright majority, an outcome that some forecasters had given a zero chance of happening?
01/12/2015 17:52 GMT
On British Muslims and

On British Muslims and Syria

The week has just begun but we have already new polling-related controversy to get stuck into. <em>The Sun</em>'s front page today cites a poll by Survation of British Muslims and their attitudes towards terrorism and Syria... The question is asked with reference to "fighters". Many (if not most) people will be aware that there are a number of groups fighting in Syria of which the "Jihadis" are just one. Because the question doesn't mention any group(s) directly, those fighting against IS/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh could also fall within the respondent's interpretation of the question.
23/11/2015 15:35 GMT