The Null Device

Murdoch to back Tories?

Rupert Murdoch has hinted that his papers may switch allegiances to the Tories in the next UK general election. If they do so, it will be an interesting test of exactly how much influence the Sun has over who forms the government.

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Posted by: odd bod b'god Mon Nov 17 11:43:10 2003

If I recall correctly, the '92 election (The one with the 'It's the Sun wot won it' headline) was analysed by some academics and they reckoned Sun support was worth 6-8% in marginal constituencies... mail me (my name at my URL) if you want me to dig out the details...)

Posted by: acb Mon Nov 17 13:24:32 2003

6-8% in marginal constituencies sounds significant enough to decide the election.