The poll rise of the LibDems appears to have been checked in the averages, they are under a lot more scrutiny now with the front pages of the Tory press literally throwing the kitchen sink (on his expenses) at Clegg. The whole ‘new politics’ baloney of a former corporate lobbyist who had lobbyists paying into his personal bank account isn’t really credible. If the Tories can get cut through on the hypocrisy of this they will undermine Clegg’s shiney newness.
YouGov’s daily tracker last night put the Tories back in front swapping places with the LibDems, Labour cement their third place poll position:
- Conservative 33%
- Liberal Democrat 31%
- Labour 27%
- Others 9%
The betting on the Politics Markets this morning makes Clegg the slight favourite to be the winner of the TV debate tonight: Nick Clegg 59%, David Cameron 58%, Gordon Brown 9%. YouGov will have their instant feedback debate poll a little after 10pm…