Meanwhile Cleggie’s situation improves
Details of the Sunday Times YouGov poll are just out with the latest leadership ratings for Cameron/Miliband and Clegg.
Here the pollster asks every week in the same standardised format whether those in the sample think that the leaders are doing well/badly.
The +/- figures in the chart above shows the current splits with the change since the start of the month. As can be seen Clegg has edged back from his ultra-lows and is moving a bit forward. Cameron is staying about the same but the sharp change has been with Ed Miliband.
The Labour leader’s split this week of 26 – 58 is the worst he has seen since being elected last September.
Yet there is a paradox Â – Â Labour enjoys a 42 – 37 lead in Â the voting intention figures with the LDs on 10%. So far, Â with YouGov at least, the poor leadership numbers don’t seem to have affected the VI ones.
Ed Miliband’s split amongst Labour voters is 57 – 31. By comparison Nick Clegg, Â has a split amongst Lib Dem voters of 67-30.
We should get the MORI leadership ratings in the next few days. The firm’s question is about whether respondents are satisfied/dissatisfied and has been asked in that form for nearly a third of a century.