Another opinion poll suggests that Ed Miliband is a drag on Labour. Last month YouGov ran a poll asking people how they would vote if Boris Johnson were leader of the Conservatives. Now ComRes for The Independent tomorrow asks how people would vote if Vince Cable were leader of the Liberal Democrats.
In each case, the [...]
Catch-Up Service, as the Prime Minister takes his turn at the seaside: The most interesting thing about that YouGov poll for The Sun and The Sunday Times on 6 August, on Boris Johnson as an alternative prime minister, was how much of an asset David Cameron still is to his party.
The findings were summarised by [...]
One other thing which I found striking was the extent to which Clegg and Cameron’s highs and lows appear to mirror each other in the last year
That was the original title of Anthony Wells’s brilliant post on UK Polling Report yesterday. He has now changed it to “Is Ed Miliband a drag on Labour’s support?” A Question to Which the Answer is, You Think?
This is the graph that is worth several thousand words of analysis. It shows that Tony Blair was [...]
Tony Blair made a tentative return to politics last week as an advisor to the Labour Party. For a number of people on the left, including your humble servant, this did not sit particularly well. Many of us had hoped that under the stewardship of Ed Miliband the Labour Party would move beyond the privatisation and political cowardice of the “triangulation” years to a more confidently social democratic outlook
The politics behind Ed Miliband’s long-awaited speech on immigration are pretty straightforward. Polling – and Labour activists’ experience on the doorstep – suggest that immigration remains a big concern for large numbers of working-class voters. Unless Labour engages with a conversation going on in ‘every kitchen’, as Ed Miliband puts it, the [...]
Uh oh. The Meaningless Guff Detector has been activated. What the Labour Party has lacked since the last election is an “over-arching story”. Jon Cruddas, the party’s new policy supremo, in an interview with The Observer yesterday is more in the tantalising hints territory than down with the specifics. But he has already abolished 19 [...]
Last month I blogged on how Ed Miliband was performing better, and his supporters would be looking for an uptick in his poll ratings. As the Labour party extended its lead over the Tories, there was still the feeling that this was an anti-government vote, and that Miliband was being out-polled by his party.
In April, [...]
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 [...]
A bit of clever politics from Ed Miliband in his interview with The Guardian today. On the cut in the 50p tax rate, he says:
I think Cameron now knows it was a mistake. As I was giving my Budget reply I could almost see Cameron thinking to himself, “This is not what I claimed the [...]
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