LDV readers give overwhelming yes to televised leaders’ debates

by Stephen Tall on October 29, 2008

A couple of weeks ago, in the immediate afterglow of the three US presidential debates, Lib Dem Voice set up a poll asking: Is it now time for the UK to introduce televised debates between the major party leaders prior to a general election?

Here’s what you told us:

• Yes, it is time – 83% (248)
• No, it is not time – 15% (46)
• Don’t know – 2% (6)
Total Votes: 300. Poll ran: 17th-28th October 2008

I think that’s probably the most overwhelming result we’ve yet had from an LDV readers’ poll. Of course, the probability of Gordon Brown agreeing to share a stage with Nick Clegg or David Cameron in a televised leaders’ debate at the next general election is nothing like 83%.