XBox Live gamers give thumbs up to Clegg

With the General Election in full force today we were expecting some well spun, and silly stories as companies tried to worm their way into the press under the guise of voting.

However, we think this one really takes the biscuit.

XBox has released the results of a “pre-election poll” that it carried out amongst its Xbox LIVE network  gamers.

More than 400,000 people voted – and the winner? One Mr Nick Clegg.

The Liberal Democrat leader secured 30 percent of the vote, followed by David Cameron’s Conservatives with 21 percent. However Gordon Brown was left bringing up the rear with only 18 percent of gamers saying they would vote Labour. He may however get lucky later as of those who voted 31 percent were still undecided.

Stephen McGill, director of Xbox entertainment, said: “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, we believe our results provide a telling barometer of political attitudes amongst 18 to 30-year-olds nationwide.”

We’ve asked Sony who it thinks its PS3 gamers would vote for and are waiting for a response.