More LibDems Support Coalition Than Tories

As Simon Hughes sits in his palatial office this morning, as Vince takes a political moment at BIS and Charlie Kennedy emerges bleary eyed at some point closer to lunchtime, there will be some uncomfortable polling news for them to chew over. LibDemVoice has been asking the sandalistas what they think of the coalition with the Tories. For those inherently against the idea, and looking to cause trouble, it will make for a frustrating read.

84% of LibDem members support the coalition versus just 11% against. 74% approve of the record to date. 43% of members think the coalition will harm their electoral prospects though. With the LibDems slumping to 15% in last night’s YouGov poll, they could well be right. The narrative has been that it will be Clegg that faces his party splitting first, but if you compare the LibDem poll to a similar one conducted by ConservativeHome it appears the coalition is more popular amongst the yellows…




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