Thursday, April 24, 2008

But why aren't the Tories doing better?

Comment piece by John Harris in Guardian 23 April 2008

Tories should be making hay but Cameron just looks lost
A directionless and insubstantial leader renders the opposition unable to cash in on the government's dire state.
Look at yesterday's Guardian/ICM poll: Labour's standing up by five points, the Tories down three, their lead reduced from 13 points to a mere five.
The Daily Telegraph has the first opinion poll tomorrow since the 10p tax revolt. It makes devastating reading for Gordon Brown.

The Conservatives are now eighteen points ahead of Labour. The Tories are on 44 per cent compared to just 26 per cent from Labour – a lead not enjoyed by the Conservatives since the glory days of Margaret Thatcher in October 1987.
“A rogue pollster is one that produces figures that you don’t agree with - the degree of rogueness at any one time being directly proportional to your view of a recent survey or group of surveys.”

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3 Comments:

OpenID lettersfromatory said...

The Guardian sticking up for Labour?

Never.

9:57 am  
Blogger Tim J said...

I am shocked. Shocked.

10:00 am  
Blogger John East said...

Cameron is peaking too soon, although it's fair to say that he's not to blame. All the damage is self inflicted by Brown.

Even so, and however unlikely this may be, it's theoretically possible that with 2 years before any general election, Brown's fortunes could turn and a band wagon could begin to roll.

7:33 pm  

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