A former Brexit Party MEP used his own social media poll to question the credibility of polling company YouGov and has been accused of trying to drum up support to end lockdown.
Martin Daubney tweeted that around 80 per cent of respondents to his survey on the platform would vote to end the current Covid-19 restrictions in a referendum.
He said this was “almost the direct opposite of the government/@YouGov polls” and asked “what's the truth?”
Daubney then added he was “not saying Twitter polls are real world” but that he wanted to question YouGov’s polling methodology.
According to a snap poll by Savanta ComRes, 79 per cent of English adults supported the new national lockdown on 5 January, and 62 per cent believed the government reacted too slowly in implementing stricter restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus.