More bad poll news for Labour. They are seen overwhelmingly as the most divided party according to an opinion poll conducted for the Daily Politics.
As I have said before, the electorate doesn't vote for divided parties, so the ComRes poll figures will cause widespread alarm inside Labour HQ. Sixty per cent of those questioned believed that Labour was the most divided party. By contrast the Conservatives are seen as most divided by 17% and the Liberal Democrats by 10%.
In the same survey 50% of people agree that the Labour Party would have greater appeal with voters if Gordon Brown stood aside to allow someone else to lead the Party into the next election, and 42% disagree. However, the vast majority (69%) of people think that if he were to resign, there are no obvious more popular candidates to lead the Labour Party. And that's why Brown is, and always was, safe in his position.