Ed Miliband - My Fake Diary

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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Another flipping poll here:

Another opinion poll suggests that Ed Miliband is a drag on Labour. Last month YouGov ran a poll asking people how they would vote if Boris Johnson were leader of the Conservatives. Now ComRes for The Independent tomorrow asks how people would vote if Vince Cable were leader of the Liberal Democrats.

In each case, the final question has to be prefaced by a question asking people how they would vote and reminding them who is the leader of each party, because the usual voting intention questions prompt only by name of party.

So the second question, asking how people would vote if David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were the leaders of the main parties shows the effect of naming the leader, and it is not good for Labour. YouGov found it depressed Labour's vote by four points (and raised the Tory vote by two points). Now ...

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