The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
Gimmicks and bribes are not the answer. Prosperity will be achieved if free entreprise is allowed to thrive.
Together with my weekly focus groups, it will help to explain the dynamics of the campaign and the factors that will determine the outcome.
Our answer is: a steady lead and a late wobble – to help get the vote out. He begins the second week on course.
The stereotype that working class voters simply want more money spent on them, without a way to sustainably pay for it, is mistaken.
A portion of his 2016 voters are unimpressed and wavering – but the President’s fate is not settled. Particularly as the Democrats are yet to agree a candidate.
The Lib Dems did well in the European elections and are riding high in the opinion polls, but how much of an electoral threat are they to Conservative MPs?
Overall, most English voters would rather keep the Union together if it were up to them – though they recognise it isn’t up to them.
Would they actually think that, now Brexit’s done and immigration back under control, that they can return to their natural home in the Labour Party?
The constant mistake of the pro-Brussels Establishment has been to assume that voters – especially Leave voters – are thick.
It sets the scene as the Conservative Conference opens by showing what the voters themselves make of the unfolding drama.
Plus: We Conservatives have a chance to unite, but don’t take an election win for granted. And: the radicalism of Gavin Williamson.
Following the release of Lord Ashcroft’s poll earlier today, showing that a narrow majority of Northern Ireland voters are in favour of Irish unification once those not expressing an opinion are excluded, it is worth exploring the crucial role that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has on the question of whether a border poll is held. Schedule 1, paragraph 2 of the Good Friday Agreement states that “the Secretary of State shall exercise the power under paragraph 1 … Read more
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The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is today releasing a report that brings a level-headedness to the debate that is sorely needed.