The #GE2010 Golden Half-Dozen: pick of the Lib Dem blogs (19th April)

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2010

During the election campaign Lib Dem Voice is each day (more or less) highlighting six blog-posts from the Lib Dem Blogs Aggregator which we think are well worth reading.
Here’s our pick from 14th April …

Post election deals: number two cannot play second fiddle to number three (Jock Coats)
Let’s assume for one magical moment that the […]

Pollwatch Day 14 #GE2010 – Lib Dems in 1st or 2nd place with 28-32% in today’s polls

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2010

Five new polls reported tonight – and it’s still resoundingly good news for the Lib Dems with the surge holding steady:

YouGov in the Sun … CON 33(+1), LAB 27%(+1), LIB DEM 31%(-2)
Opinium in the Express … CON 32%(-7), LAB 26%(-5), LIB DEM 29%(+12)
ComRes for the Independent/ITV … CON 32%(+1), LAB 28%(+1), LIB DEM 28%(-1)
Angus Reid […]

YouGov ‘push-polling’ mystery deepens

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2010

Earlier today Lib Dem Voice published a post asking the question, Are YouGov and Murdoch ‘push-polling’ for the Tories? This followed internet reports that the online pollster had been posing deliberately leading questions designed not simply to test public opinion, but to lead it.
Liberal Conspiracy picked up the story and put the question direct […]

Unofficial Lib Dem Facebook fan group exceeds 100,000 members

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2010

It’s less than a week since Lib Dem Voice brought you news of a fresh new unofficial Facebook fan group, We got Rage Against the Machine to #1, we can get the Lib Dems into office!
We noted then that the group was “almost as big” as the official Lib Dem Facebook group, having just […]

Are YouGov and Murdoch ‘push-polling’ for the Tories?

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2010

‘Push-polls’, for those unfamiliar with the term, are a political campaigning technique “in which an individual or organization attempts to influence or alter the view of respondents under the guise of conducting a poll” (Wikipedia).*
And it looks like Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper someone [EDIT 20/4/2010 – see Update below) has been paying internet polling firm […]

3 to see: Lib Dem #GE2010 campaign coverage (19/4/10)

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2010

Pushed for time, but want to keep up-to-date with how the campaign’s going? Here are today’s must-reads …
Election 2010 could be the death knell for first past the post (Lewis Baston, Guardian)
The electoral system could not survive a perverse outcome in which the first party comes third and the third party comes first – or […]