But good news for Charles Kennedy
Women voters have turned against Tony Blair according to an ICM poll for tomorrow’s News of the World. The main points:-
Female voters are particularly important in determining elections as they tend to switch more between parties. Blair successfully wooed them as a personable, honest family man when he swept to power in 1997.
Change in women’s views of the most popular party leader compared with 2001
Tony Blair 30% (-13%)
Michael Howard 21% (+5% on Hague’s rating)
Charles Kennedy 24% (+12%)
There is no information in the news agency reports of the poll about the voting intention of those in the survey. ICM interviewed 542 women aged 18 and over on March 9 and 10.
Â© Mike Smithson 2005