Sunday, 16 March 2008

YouGov Poll gives Conservatives 16 point lead over Labour.

A YouGov poll for today's Sunday Times has given the Conservatives their biggest lead over Labour in the last twenty five. The Conservatives are on 43%, Labour, 27% and the LibDems are on 16%. You may have noticed that this 16 point lead puts the Conservatives on the same points as Labour and the LibDems combined. It would also give a Conservative government an 120 seat majority in parliament.

What I find amazing is that most of the media and the blogs put this down to Alistair Darling's budget. There's hardly any mention of last week's referendum vote. I'm sure the government's betrayal of the public had something to do with this result, and I can't understand why the media haven't picked this up. If I were to guess, I would say that the budget has not sunk in yet and the next set of polls will be even worse for Labour. What seems clear is that the LibDems have not picked up any of the Labour losses, this could also be down to their pathetic stance over the Lisbon Treaty.

2 comments:

Steve T said...

I think what has been missed is that while Europe isn't a vote breaker for most people, politicians breaking their promise is. Politicians cheering a refusal to give the people a say, a say that had been promised, sticks in the throat.

Daily Referendum said...

Thanks Steve, glad you agree.