Another endorsement for the Lib Dems – this time from Liberal Conspiracy

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2010

Sunny Hundal, founding editor of the most influential left-of-centre blog Liberal Conspiracy, has just blogged his endorsement of the Lib Dems for the coming election:
After last night’s debate one thing really struck me. We on the left and many Labourites who are also on the left, fight against discrimination and marginalised people. This is why […]

Pollwatch Day 25 #GE2010 – Lib Dems at 28/32% in today’s polls. And are we headed for 120 MPs?

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2010

Two polls published tonight:

Harris in the Daily Mail … CON 33%(+1), LAB 24%(-1), LDEM 32%(+2)
YouGov in the Sun … CON 34%(nc), LAB 28%(+1), LDEM 28%(nc)

No significant changes there, all within the margin of error; though certainly encouraging to see the Lib Dems still polling at c.30% of the vote, at least level with Labour, and […]

Kudos to Clegg: the TV debates wash-up

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2010

Three programmes, four-and-a-half hours of debate, endless analysis – but one thing’s for sure: Nick Clegg is alone among the three leaders in being able to reflect on them with real pleasure.
David Cameron and the Tories are buoyed by his performance yesterday; understandably so, as most instant polls called it a ‘win’ for him. But […]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-04-30

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2010

Just finished recording slot for BBCR4's World Tonight. Said TV debates were "great for democracy". #clichefail #nickcleggsfault # Cameron really starting to struggle against Paxman. Stumbles over marriage tax plans. #paxman # Good grief, Michael Brown donation /still/ considered to (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Final debate polls put Cameron ahead, but floating voters choose Clegg

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2010

All the post-debate polls are in, and four out of five are giving David Cameron a win, with Clegg tied in first place in one, and in second place in three. Brown is last in all but one:

YouGov: Cameron 41%, Clegg 32%, Brown 25%.
ComRes: Cameron 35%, Clegg 33%, Brown 26%.
Populus: Cameron 38%, Clegg 38%, Brown […]