Saturday, 17 April 2010

Interesting times...

Astonishing things going on in the polls at the moment. An ICM poll taken *before* the debate had Lib Dems up 7 and two others polls have Lib Dems overtaking Labour and only a few points behind the Conservatives. Anyone's bet where we go from here.

Two reflections on the events of recent days:

- the biggest change seems to have been the not very extraordinary change of *giving the Lib Dems fair coverage* - for 48 weeks a year the BBC can largely ignore us but for four weeks they are obliged by law to give us a decent showing; and guess what? when people hear what we have to say, presented in an effective manner, lots of them like it!

- the polling people are really struggling to work out how many MPs each party would get if the voting figures stayed as they are now being reported; but what seems clear is that the current voting system could leave the party with the fewest votes with the most MPs!! If that were to happen, surely the case for changing our electoral system would become absolutely overwhelming

I must say I've been amazed at the number of people in the last 48 hours who have told me - unprompted - that they were impressed by Nick on the debate show. Especially encouraging has been that people who don't normally think of themselves as interested in politics watched the show and decided who to support on the back of it. Interesting times indeed....

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