It’s rather odd that an election can actually be this exciting.With the Liberal Democrat’s Nick Clegg pulling off an excellent first TV debate it really opened up this election. It also looks like Clegg has appealed the the gaming community with results just in from the XBox Live poll which ran from 29 April until 12 noon yesterday in which over 400,000 Xbox LIVE members took part.According to the results, Nick Clegg has come through strong with 30% of the Xbox 360 LIVE vote with David Cameron and the Conservatives managing 20.7% of the vote and Gordon Brown and the Labour Party coming in third with 17.6%. The remaining 31.3% are still undecided on who to vote for tomorrow. Microsoft’s Stephen McGill, Director – Xbox & Entertainment, added: “Whilst the Xbox 360 LIVE survey is in no way intended to be statistically representative, given the enormous number of votes cast online over the Bank Holiday weekend (416,882 in total), we believe our results provide a telling barometer of political attitudes amongst 18 – 30 year olds nationwide. Being a young, socially and technology aware group who certainly have their fingers on the pulse 24/7, Xbox 360 LIVE members are a vitally important demographic for UK parties. Like everyone else in the UK, we await the outcome of tomorrow’s General Election with keen interest.”What is great about the poll running on Xbox LIVE is that it will have further engaged an age range that may not have paid much attention to this election.If this election has taught us anything, it’s that online and television can fire the debate. The print press is now so biased they should be ashamed of the reporting that has made headlines over the past few weeks. If there is a hung parliament and another election does get called, then I would hope that the print press buck up their ideas.Remember, if you are in the UK, make sure your voice is heard and get down the polling stations tomorrow.
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