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Monday, 24 August 2009

Opinion polls

I've never been a big one for opinion polls, but Julian told me about this latest poll.
Con 41% (-1)
Lab 24% (-)
LD 18% (-)
Other 16% (-) UKIP 5, Green 4, Nationalists 3, BNP 3.
So Tories still 17 points ahead, that's pretty big.

Interesting that:
when voters were asked whether they agreed or disagreed that "The NHS would be safer under Labour than the Conservatives", only 39% agreed and 47% disagreed.
So no moves there, despite Hannan's best efforts. Pants.

On the economy:
The Conservatives have the right ideas about how to get Britain out of recession:
Agree 37% (Feb 35%, April 38%)
Disagree 48% (Feb 45%, April 49%)

On the High Pay Commission:
A High Pay Commission should be set up to curb excessive pay and bonuses:
Agree 65%
Disagree 31%

with the latter, I think the chances of Labour jumping on this populist bandwagon are very low, it's not really New Labour style. Also, I think that may be sound political judgement because I don't think the enthusiasm for it will last. Britain is not THAT far left, unfortunately

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