Do you think David Cameron should be clearer about his economic policy?
Surprise, surprise, 82% agree. This is one of those questions where you have to think what the answer would have been if the opposite had been asked?
Do you think David Cameron should be fuzzier about his economic policy?
Get my drift? It's a push question.
And while I am at it, I was interested to read Tom Harris reporting...
The only person who seems absolutely convinced beyond doubt that they’re heading to an unambiguous win, if not a landslide, is Iain Dale
Er, shurely shome mishtake. I'd love to know what he bases that on, since for most of 2008 and 2009 I was pontificating about the possibility of a hung parliament. I have NEVER predicted either privately or publicly a Tory landslide.
However, Tom's headline has some truth in it - THE SOUND OF TORY FINGERNAILS BEING BITTEN. I suspect that's nothing compared to the sound of gnashing there will be on election night.
No one denies the polls have narrowed. Instead of a poll rating of 40-44% the Tories are now in the 38-42% band. That isn't necessarily a disaster if the Labour vote stays under 30% - it is the gap which matters, not necessarily the headline figure. And as I never tire of pointing out, you cannot translate a poll into a national swing. You have to look at individual seats.
But I am not blind. The trend in the polls at the moment appears to make a hung parliament more, not less likely. And that, it seems, is the summit of Labour's ambition. They appear reconciled to losing power. There's no strategy, no innovation, no ideas. They merely thrash around with a random new idea of the day, hoping beyond hope that it will get some traction. Today's is electoral reform, which even most of their own MPs oppose.
Where's the vision, Mr Brown? After two and a half years, even your own supporters cannot articulate what it is.