Saturday, February 14, 2009
It's Not Back to the 70s, It's Back to 1986
Tonight's ComRes poll is fascinating. It shows a 16 point Tory lead, the largest for six months. But more interestingly it is the third poll in a row showing a large increase in the LibDem vote. They are on 22%, up 6. Even more interestingly, the Labour vote has collapsed to 25%. These two figures are great news for the Tories as they hark back to the giddy days of the mid 1980s when there was a split opposition vote. That enabled Margaret Thatcher to win two landslides in 1983 and 1987.