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It’s almost at the stage where we can say ‘another day, another poll, but at least this one contains some good news: The gap is closing between the Conservatives and Labour, and hence Labour’s potential majority is beginning to slide. Why Michael Howard is getting such good ratings when his policies are so abhorrent is beyond me, but since it’s working in my favour right now I’m not going to complain. Once the campaign starts and the Lib Dems get a bit of a boost, we could easily see a rough three-way split in the popular vote, which I personally think would make the kind of Parliament which is needed right now.
This election certainly seems to be getting interesting as time goes by now, after that brief period where it seemed that nothing was happening and that Labour were going to walk this election with a huge majority and not much of a challenge.
Interesting, too, to see that floating voters (I do dislike that term) greatly prefer Gordon Brown. There’s no way Mr Blair could survive anything near a full third term if he’s seen as doing great damage by leading the party into a less than hugely successful general election, so we might well see him resigning sooner rather than later – though he’ll doubtless put it down to his health.
It will be fascinating to see how this all plays out over the coming weeks.