November 23, 2007

IMAGINE WHAT MAGGIE WOULD DO TO HIM?:

Brown bounce wiped out, poll shows (Will Woodward, November 23, 2007, Guardian Unlimited)

Gordon Brown's electoral advantage for Labour has been wiped out as the party's support drops to the same lows it endured during Tony Blair's final months in government, a Guardian/ICM poll reveals tonight.

The survey, taken as the prime minister faces serious questions about the competence of his administration in the wake of Northern Rock and the lost child benefit records fiasco, shows that the "Brown bounce" of early summer has fallen away entirely. [...]

The poll results mirror almost exactly the situation in April, when Tony Blair was drifting towards the exit from No 10, trailing on 30%, seven points behind the Tories. Brown has yet to drop to Labour's 29% poll rating in Tony Blair's worst month, October 2006, shortly after the attempted coup by supporters of the then chancellor. But today's new low for him is the same rating Labour achieved in three consecutive months, January to March this year, when Tony Blair was being condemned as an electoral liability.


He imploded when he started playing footsie with the EU, but the Tories are too Euro-oriented at the top to take much advantage.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 23, 2007 2:56 PM
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Europe is not a critical electoral issue.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at November 24, 2007 2:30 AM
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