In today’s YouGov poll respondees were asked asked a range of questions in relation to Cameron’s EU veto and political developments since.
There’s one bit of the data that caught my eye – when people were asked “Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has criticised David Cameron’s negotiating at the summit and said the veto was bad for Britain. Do you think it was right or wrong for Clegg to publicly criticise Cameron in this way?
As can be seen the overall split was 45% to 44% in favour of Clegg. Amongst Labour voters it was 66% to 24% – which compares with 63% to 28% amongst Lib Dem voters surveyed.
PBers, no doubt, will correct me if I’m wrong but this is the first time, surely, in any poll since the formation of the coalition that LAB voters have given Nick more backing than LD ones.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the leader approval ratings.
Mike Smithson @MikeSmithsonOGH