Monday, July 02, 2007

Soaring poll ratings for Gordon Brown...

Tomorrow's Times says Gordon Brown is off to flying start as Prime Minister with soaring poll ratings as a strong leader.

In contrast to Brown's strength confirmed in a new Populus poll, David Cameron's weak leadership of the Tories is exposed.

Labour is up four points to 37 per cent since early last month and the Tories are down two at 34.

The Times concludes:

This is in line with two other recent polls and suggests that 14 months of a sustained Conservative lead has ended.
More worrying for the Tory grandees is the fact that the percentage of voters who regard Mr Brown as strong has jumped by 14 points to 77 per cent over the past month - a gap of over 30 points over Cameron on strength.

Those saying Gordon Brown has what it takes to be a good Prime Minister is up 16 points to 57 per cent, compared with 37 per cent for David Cameron. Only 31 per cent now say they prefer Cameron to Brown for prime minister.

10 comments:

Michael Oakeshott said...

Get real Phil. Any intelligent person knows that any new leader of a political party gets a "bounce". Brown is merely benefiting from that. You either know that and thus are a liar or are mistaken and thus are stupid.

Take your pick.

Geoff Brooking said...

Me thinks that an October election is looking more likely by the hour Phil.

Maybe I might have cut short my time in Oxford after all.

Hope not!

fairdealphil said...

michael:

were you born rude or was it your deprived background that makes you so offensive?

Geoff:

don't cut Oxford short, and don't put money on an october election either...

Michael Oakeshott said...

Were you born stupid? Were you born a liar? Or did it take years of training?

fairdealphil said...

michael:

Sky's Political Editor Adam Boulton says Cameron still in meltdown over Grammar Wars and predicts a leadership challenge...

i suppose he's a liar too eh as well as mistaken and stupid...?

Geoff Brooking said...

This is all talk Phil.

Put it this way, if there was to be a leadership challenge then the tories might as well throw the towel in.

And whats more, if they were to have a leadership challenge and get someone to the right of DC in I don't think I would bother renewing my subscription anyway.

Michael Oakeshott said...

Adam Boulton...married to Anji Hunter...former Blair advisor.
Yep his opinion is really worth taking seriously(!).

Sometimes worth looking beyond the surface Phil.

fairdealphil said...

michael:

you're scraping the barrell again.

did you see portillo on the weekend wondering if the Tories can ever win again?

Michael Oakeshott said...

No I missed it. The sound on my television seems to fail every time he appears. Never mind.

Geoff Brooking said...

Portillo's criticised every tory leader in living history so its hardly a surprise when he takes on DC.