Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ealing Southall: Opposition Odds Converge at 5-1

I've already linked to this post from Iain Dale. He now has the name of the sixth defective. Possibly a Punjabi Muslim. Certainly a second woman. Anyway, this is by the by.

I'm linking again because Iain has now put up two hilarious graphs. They are drawn to complete different scales. One shows the odds on the Lib Dem winning charging out from about 2.25-1 against to 5s. The other shows the Tory odds tumbling in ... also to 5s.

Don't need to refer to Tufte to spot the coarse art of visual distortion in play.

What does it all mean?

Punters place the Lib Dems and Tories close for second place - and as they finished about 1,000 apart this is not a bad guess - with Labour streets ahead. Both parties might as well hit the M1 and try to save their deposits in Sedgefield.

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