Internet technologies in British polls

Great Britain's three main political parties made a big effort to revamp their &to=http:// ' target=_blank>Internet operations in time for the 2005 campaign ... not that it will make a single bit of difference in how the elections turn out.

More than 35 million Britons -- 60 percent of the population -- use the Internet, and more than 5 million of them have gone online to visit candidate or party Web sites this year in the run-up to tomorrow's general election. But even as U.K. politicians brush up their online presence, they must be wondering if it's a futile exercise when the pundits agree that the election will be won and lost in the streets, not in cyberspace, tells the Washington Post.

Labour's support remained at 41 percent, while the Conservatives fell 2 percentage points from yesterday to 27 percent, according to Populus Ltd. poll for the Times newspaper. Labour holds a 4 percentage-point advantage over the Conservatives, Sky News said, citing a poll by YouGov Plc.

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