Daily Archives: April 25, 2010

Peter Kellner of YouGov has an excellent piece in the Sunday Times looking at polling in marginals Before Clegg (BC) and After the Debate (AD). It overturns another big election assumption: that the Tories will perform better in marginals.

He uses a combined sample of 10,000 from past YouGov polls to examine the 115 Lab-Con marginals that should turn blue with a swing of eight per cent. 

Leader interviews:
David Cameron leaves door open for poll deal with Lib Dems – The Observer
Nick Clegg: I will not prop up ‘irrelevant’ Brown – The Sunday Times
Gordon Brown: My Credo – The Independent

On the election:
Voters keep the Tories waiting at the altar – Matthew Engel in the FT
Lib Dem star delighted to be outshone – The FT
The doubts about the Lib Dems – The FT
Polls show Tories ahead in six – Politics Home
Grotesque and unfair voting system must change – Will Hutton for the Observer
Nick Clegg is still ahead … but he’s beginning to grate – The Sunday Times
Brown rejects Mandelson’s cosy stitch-up – Janet Daley for the Sunday Telegraph
The long sprint to Westminster – The Independent
Election 1940 and no Thatcher? – Hopi Sen
Video: Nick Clegg on Andrew Marr