Friday, 31 August 2007
Cameron's continuing collapse
The Yougov poll in this morning's Telegraph is pretty dire for David Cameron and the Tories. Labour has not only got a good 8-point lead on voting intention, Gordon Brown is well ahead of Cameron as best PM, and Labour has reasonable leads on economic competence, education and health again. The Tory dithering on tax has remarkably left it level pegging with Labour (though few people believe promises on tax cuts anyway). The only Tory leads are on law and order, asylum and anti-social behaviour, perhaps unsurprisingly given the terrible Liverpool murder and subsequent coverage. Brown should be wary of allowing the Tories to drive a wedge on these issues, especially anti-social behaviour. However, taken as a whole, the only message from this poll for the Tories is one of continuing collapse for Cameron.