In this morning's Independent, Andy Grice wrote a column asking why the Conservatives weren't further ahead in the polls. He said it was the main topic of conversation at the Spring Conference.
Well, as if by magic, a poll has just been released by the Sunday Times which shows the Conservatives 16 points ahead of Labour on 43%, with the LibDems on 16%. Let me repeat that - sixteen whole per centage points ahead. An ICM poll for the News of the World shows the Tories 9 points ahead of Labour on 40%, with the LibDems on 20%.
As always on these occasions, let's not go overboard, but we may well look back on Alistair Darling's budget as the day the electorate lost its patience with Labour.
For more details of the poll, click HERE. More on Political Betting.com HERE.