An online Farmers Guardian poll has found 65 per cent of farmers would rather see the Conservatives win a majority at the General Election than any other realistic outcome.
Participants were asked what their preferred election result would be out of a Conservative majority, a Conservative-led coalition, a Labour majority or Labour-led coalition.
65.8 per cent of respondents voted for a Conservative majority, 11.4 per cent for a Conservative-led coalition, 16.3 per cent for a Labour-led coalition and just 6.5 per cent for a Labour majority.
The Twitter survey, which ran from the morning of December 10 to the morning of December 11, had 986 respondents.
Several farmers voiced their concerns about the result of the poll, with one describing it as ‘crazy’, while another said it was ‘turkeys voting for Christmas’.
This is crazy. If farmers want to know what effect tariffs have they could look at the US. Trumps trade war with China has lead to Govt bailouts 3 times the size of Obama’s Automakers bailout post the 08 economic crash. t.co/kVLoY8JFwl— Cabrito (@CabritoGoatMeat)
Turkeys voting for Christmas springs to mind here t.co/9q6K6aadW2— Martin Gott (@st_jamescheese)
Others complained about the choice on offer, saying they would prefer a hung Parliament or to vote for ‘none of the above’, while FG Ploughing Through Brexit podcast co-host Will Evans used slightly more colourful language.
I’ve realised over the last 6 weeks I’d actually like another hung parliament, please, rather than give any of that lot a blank chequebook and a 5yr supply of ink. Although I realise that’s not going to be a popular option. Also not something you can actually vote for either.— Tom Clarke (@Tom_Clarke)
I've realised over the last 6 weeks I'd actually like another hung parliament, please, rather than give any of that lot a blank chequebook and a 5yr supply of ink. Although I realise that's not going to be a popular option. Also not something you can actually vote for either.— Tom Clarke (@Tom_Clarke) December 10, 2019
Normally would be able to answer but if the question is THIS labour or THIS conservative then my vote (presently) is #noneoftheabove. Others will disagree!— Mark O’Hanlon (@hubmaker)
Ugh. It’s like choosing who exactly you want to kick you square in the plums..— Will Evans (@willpenrievans)
Ugh. It’s like choosing who exactly you want to kick you square in the plums..— Will Evans (@willpenrievans) December 10, 2019
Parties are today making their last pitches to voters, as the country prepares to go to the polls tomorrow (December 12).
Polling centres will operate from 7am to 10pm, with the final results expected in the early hours of December 13.