Monday, 26 January 2009

Brown is on the slide

The Independent reports that Brown's post-Lehman poll bounce is over. Just imagine his poll numbers when when sterling hits parity with the euro.

From bounce to backlash. The Conservative Party lead over Labour at the opinion polls has rocketed from five to 15 points in one month, with voters turning against Gordon Brown as the recession bites.

The ComRes survey for The Independent puts the Tories on 43 per cent (up four points on last month), Labour on 28 per cent (down six), the Liberal Democrats on 16 per cent (unchanged) and other parties on 13 per cent (up two). The research shows Labour at its lowest standing since September's survey; the party has slumped back to where it stood before Mr Brown won international plaudits for the Government's rescue of the banks last autumn.


Nick von Mises said...

Apart from the obvious question ("Who on earth are in the 28% that still support Labour?") is this:

Is it possible to be more disingenuine than to report this line without irony: "before Mr Brown won international plaudits for the Government's rescue of the banks"

I mean, for a start it's the taxpayers who paid for it. Not "the Government".

Anonymous said...

Most in the Labour Party are hardcore scum bags. The 28 percent of supporters, are no surprise, the percentage of real trash in the UK (there are many more of course, but I'm talking about the worst of the worst:the chavs, the welfare mums, the criminals, illegals, etc.).

simon said...

Nick, I would guess the bloated Public Sector provides most Labour support.

Anon, please take a sedative, you sound far scarier than the "hard core scum bags" you describe.

electro-kevin said...

I recommend Peter Oborne's The Triumph of the Political Class for anyone who thinks that the Tories can turn this country around again.