Thursday 5 June 2014

Just how much is Ed Miliband holding back Labour?

In today's YOUGOV opinion poll they have asked the respondents Who would make the best PM? From a list of Cameron, Miliband & Clegg or choose Don't Know. Don't Know rated the highest as I am guessing some may have put Farage or for Scotland Salmond.

But the most striking thing from the results is that Labour have comfortable leads in their heartlands but those same voters do not think Miliband would make the best PM. Now defenders of this position say it means that it is great, because it means the voters are voting for the party not just the leader. So policies win out. But the leader is the person who will ultimately decide which policies to run with, how to implement those policies and if most of his own supporters don't think he is the best man for the job. Well, what does that say for his future as PM? If people don't rate him now, how will they rate him when he has had to make unpopular decisions?

Anyways, here is some of the breakdowns.

Your thoughts are welcome.

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