May 15, 2010
DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH...:
Tory/Lib Dem coalition wins public approval in ICM poll: The Liberal/Conservative coalition has won high levels of public approval, with nearly two thirds of voters backing the new Government, a Sunday Telegraph/ICM poll shows. (Patrick Hennessy, 15 May 2010, Daily Telegraph)
The survey, the first by ICM since election day, showed 64 per cent of voters thought that the Liberal Democrat/Conservative coalition was the right way forward for Britain after the general election resulted in a hung parliament.
It was backed by 87 per cent of those who voted Tory this month and 77 per cent of Lib Dem voters.
Overall, the Conservatives have gained one point since the election and are on 38 per cent. The Lib Dems, by contrast, have slipped significantly since polling day and are down three points to 21 per cent. Labour have gained three points to 33 per cent.
Labour's rise exactly mirrored the Lib Dems' fall - suggesting that disillusioned supporters of Nick Clegg's party have simply switched to Labour.
...waiting for conservative pundits to say this is what the GOP should take away from the British election. Posted by Orrin Judd at May 15, 2010 3:29 PM