Monday, March 17, 2008
Another Double Digit Tory Lead
Even I was slightly sceptical about yesterday's YouGov poll, which gave the Conservatives a 16 point lead. However, tomorrow's ICM poll for the Guardian shows a 13 point lead, with the Tories on 42% (up 5), Labour on 29% (down 5) and the LibDems on 21%. So the Tory lead seems to have come entirely from Labour switchers. These are the people the Tories really need to attract in the key marginals. In the past, whenever the Tories have built up a good lead, it has been eroded over the ensuing few months. Let's see if this time the party can develop a strategy to keep the switchers - and keep them for good.