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What Is the ‘MRP Poll’ and Can It Predict the U.K. Election?

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On Wednesday evening at 10 p.m., YouGov will release details of the most eagerly awaited poll of the U.K. general election. Its so-called MRP poll will appear in the Times newspaper, predicting the result of the Dec. 12 vote, seat by seat. What is it, and why is there so much focus on it?