The graph that Miliband backers will be watching
Ed Miliband had a good PMQs. Not stunning, still the slight feeling that a few more forensic questions on Jeremy Hunt’s conduct might have exposed David Cameron more, but his “shadow of sleaze” line will hang over the government. And to think, there’s barely a week until local elections.
Labour are excited. The last time Miliband took the fight to Cameron over his relations with Murdoch in summer 2010, his popularity soared. They hope it can happen again.
Most, though not all, months the Independent on Sunday/Sunday Mirror/ComRes poll has asked voters whether they agreed or disagreed with these statements on the three party leaders.
David Cameron is turning out to be a good Prime Minister
Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party
Nick Clegg is turning out to be a good leader of the Liberal Democrats
The net ratings from December 2010 to April 2012, with don’t knows removed, are shown in this graph. The sharp spike in Miliband’s ratings in July 2011 came days after he “took on Murdoch”. His strategists and MPs hope for a similar spike this week. But it is worth noting that
at the weekend in January Nick Clegg’s net rating overtook Miliband for the first time since we started doing these questions.
Footnote: We had a poll last weekend, so it will be another month before we get an update.Tagged in: ed miliband, Polls
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