Pollwatch Day 16 #GE2010 – Lib Dems remain in 1st or 2nd place with 27-32% in today’s polls

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2010

Five new polls reported tonight – and, yet again, the Lib Dem surge is holding up:

Ipsos MORI for Reuters … CON 32%(-3), LAB 28%(-2), LIB DEM 32%(+11)
Harris in Metro … CON 31%(-5), LAB 26%(-1), LIB DEM 30%(+7)
YouGov in the Sun … CON 33%(+2), LAB 27%(+1), LIB DEM 31%(-3)
TNS-BRMB … CON 34%(-2), LAB 29%(-4), LIB DEM […]

Torygraph smears Clegg: is this the best the rightwing press can do?

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2010

Tomorrow’s Daily Torygraph has the absolutely D-E-V-A-S-T-A-T-I-N-G story that before Nick Clegg became Lib Dem leader he received donations from donors which he declared in the MPs’ register of interests in order to pay a researcher on his staff. Shock, horror etc.
The story is here. It shows that three Lib Dem donors, Ian Wright, Neil […]

Lib Dems lead the digital way … on the Web, on Twitter and on Facebook

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2010

The jury might be out on whether the 2010 general election is living up to its billing as ‘The Internet Election’, but the verdict on the Lib Dems’ use of the web is a thumbs-up.
The party website
First up, www.libdems.org.uk. As today’s Guardian reports:

Fresh from being crowned king of TV following the first leaders’ debate on […]

The tabloids’ desperate attack on Liberal Democrats – What I wrote for the Grauniad

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2010

Over at The Guardian’s Comment is Free website I have an article looking at the rightwing press’s OTT reaction to the Lib Dem poll surge. Here’s the headline I gave the piece: Ever wondered what the Tory press would look (…)

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3 reasons to be relaxed about Nick’s “secret debate dossier”

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2010

The Sun today splashes on the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G news that Nick Clegg’s campaign strategists have been advising him on how to perform to the best of his abilities in the televised leaders’ debates:
The dossier – bizarrely titled I’m Not Here Right Now – was left in the back of a cab on Thursday at about 10.30pm, […]

Can it last? Here’s my verdict

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2010

I was one of five bloggers who yesterday gave their answer on Lib Dem Voice to the question, Can the surge last? Here’s what I said: Lib Dem members could have been forgiven for waking up this morning, surveying the (…)

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