Last year Guido reported on the concern of close Clegg family friends, who were worried the Deputy Prime Minister was ‘in a really bad place’. Despite Cleggy claiming he is far chirpier than his demeanor let on, today’s Survation poll of his Sheffield seat makes for grim reading:
LAB 33% (+17), LD 23% (-30), CON 22% (-2)
Even though this union funded poll is not weighted to take into account previous voting intentions, that ten point Labour lead will be eye-watering for Lib Dem strategists.
Nationally the Tories lead by a point:
YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Tories ahead by one: CON 34%, LAB 33%, LD 6%, UKIP 13%, GRN 7%
— Sun Politics (@SunPolitics) February 4, 2015
And the LibDems a point behind the Greens…