I'm not sure about the headline on ConservativeHome's latest opinion poll of Conservative Party Members' views. It reads...
ONE THIRD OF TORY MEMBERS ARE DISSATISFIED WITH DAVID CAMERON'S LEADERSHIP
Of course, this means that two thirds ARE happy, but that's not such a good headline I suppose. The other reason it isn't really very newsworthy is the fact that the result of the leadership election a year ago was David Cameron 67%, David Davis 33%. So you could say that very little has changed.
However the other results of the poll are much more interesting. "A full 43% of members think that the party has gone too far in modernising the party and distancing itself from traditional policies. 47% think the pace and extent of change has been about right. 11% want David Cameron to go further." And when asked which other Party was closest to their views, 43% said UKIP."
The Observer reports on the poll HERE and says: "Twelve per cent agreed that the Tories had 'much to learn' from Toynbee. One-quarter had no opinion. But 63 per cent agreed with the statement that Toynbee 'holds left-wing views that have no place in the Conservative Party'. Montgomerie, a former adviser to Iain Duncan Smith, said: 'The idea that relative poverty is an important issue was something that, in my view, was worth raising. But there is clearly a growing sense among some activists that the party's core identity is being sacrificed for eye-catching efforts to appeal to new supporters.'"