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People Are Completely Losing Their Minds Over The 2017 General Election Exit Poll

It's early days, people. It's early days.

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The exit poll is in and it projects that the Tories will end the night with 314 seats – 12 short of an overall majority. Exit polls aren't always totally trustworthy, but if the result's anything like this, we're looking at a HUGE upset.

Warning: TV exit polls in 1992 & 2015 showed Tories largest party but short of majority, but they ended up with small majorities both times

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A lot of people are now on the edge of their seats:

Hung parliament?! Maybe I will stay up a little longer #ExitPoll #ElectionDay2017

People – and poll aggregators.

Labour supporters are absolutely buzzing:

Exit poll got me like #Election2017

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It could mean Theresa May's decision to call an election was a big mistake, as Gary Lineker pointed out.

I think Theresa May has won own goal of the season.

Just a word of warning on exit polls. This was the RSVP list to my last birthday. ATTENDING: 106 MAYBE: 52 ACTUALLY TURNED UP: Dean.

Theresa May looking at these exit polls #GeneralElection

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Others found the opportunity for inappropriate jokes:

What it looks like to be left on 'read'.

A hung parliament and a six way split. Sounds like the worst porn film ever made. #GE2017

There's a lot of very premature talk of May resigning.

THERESA MAY HAFFI RESIGNNNNN 🎀

And a lot of predictions:

looks like it will be a coalition government..

Qs if this exit poll is accurate: * Cons leadership * Is left coalition possible * another election * how negotiate Brexit

But remember: The exit poll may not be right.

Remember though: the exit poll is one thing, we have to wait and see what happens as results come in. Yep, party pooper in chief 😘

So sit tight, everyone.

Victoria Sanusi is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Victoria Sanusi at victoria.sanusi@buzzfeed.com.

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