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This Poll Of Grindr Users For The Scottish Referendum Result Was One Of The Most Accurate

Tom Court decided to poll users of the networking app for their views. UPDATE: It turns out the poll was pretty much dead on, unlike the ones produced by professional polling companies.

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Probably [due to] spending too much time on Grindr and seeing several indyref-related names up on there (some of which I document on @GrindrNames). I figured answers would range from informative to angry and horny, and angry horny people are the most entertaining political commentators.

In the end, No polled 55% and Yes 45%. Court's survey, which had a 54–46% split, was the same as the final YouGov poll but was done hours earlier, and was more accurate than the polls released the night before.

As you'll see, he was right. This user thought Scotland should be independent.

This one didn't.

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This one was undecided.

This one had strong views.

As did this one.

And this one.

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This one wasn't there for politics.

Evidently, nor was this one.

Nor this one.

This one can give "input in your asse".

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So can this one.

And this one got unexpectedly angry.

But what does it all mean? Court wrote on his blog:


NO: 114
YES: 101
Undecided: 24
Other opinion: 20
Indifference: 15
Evasion: 38
Bemusement: 13
Amusement: 2
Too horny to answer: 6
General rejection: 4
Did not respond: 318

So there you have it. When only decisive opinions are taken into account, Grindr votes NO to independence, with a 54–46% split. If this is reflected in the results of tomorrow's referendum, we can assume the headless torsos have taken over Scotland and there's nothing you can do to stop it.