Pollwatch Day 22 #GE2010 – Lib Dems at 28-29% in today’s polls

by Stephen Tall on April 27, 2010

Three polls published tonight:

Populus in The Times … CON 36%(+4), LAB 27%(-1), LIB DEM 28%(-3)
YouGov in The Sun … CON 33%(nc), LAB 29%(+1), LIB DEM 28%(-1)
ComRes for ITV/The Independent … CON 33%(+1), LAB 29%(+1), LDEM 29%(-2)

The big shift is in the Populus survey – however, the last time they polled was at the peak of […]

Yet another reason why gay voters are deserting the Tories for the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on April 27, 2010

The Tories seem to be doing their best to lose the vote of gay people. Last month it was shadow Tory home secretary Chris Grayling who landed himself and his party in trouble by defending the rights of bed-and-breakfast owners to discriminate against gay couples. Then the party’s shadow defence minister Julian Lewis alleged that […]

What the IFS says about Lib Dem policies (the good and the less good)

by Stephen Tall on April 27, 2010

The Institute for Fiscal Studies today delivered its Election Briefing 2010 verdict. We’ve looked at what it says about Lib Dem policies, and publish relevant extracts, below – highlighting both the positive aspects, and those where the IFS says the Lib Dems are lacking.
But if you don’t have time to read even our filleted […]

Clegg, Obama & the new Lib Dem voters

by Stephen Tall on April 27, 2010

Cross-posted from the International Business Times:
Let’s be clear: the Obama-Clegg comparisons that a few (a very few) in the media have made are not designed to flatter. They have been peddled for two reasons. First, because journalists are lazy, and will grab for the easiest political analogy. And secondly because journalists from the rightwing press […]

3 to see: Lib Dem #GE2010 campaign coverage (27/4/10)

by Stephen Tall on April 27, 2010

Want to keep up with what’s happening in the media but too busy campaigning? Here’s a handy guide to a trio of today’s most essential stories …
Nick Clegg: I could work with Labour, just not Gordon Brown (Guardian)
The Lib Dem leader states his position in the event of Labour coming third behind the Lib Dems […]

LDVideo: Turn Things Upside Down – Vote for Real Change

by Stephen Tall on April 27, 2010

(Also available on YouTube here).