Lib Dems See Drastic Surge In Popularity After Televised UK Debate
April 16, 2010
UK (ChattahBox) – The first televised debate concluded last night in the United Kingdom, and while the Tories and Labour both suffered loss in support in the viewing demographic, the Liberal Democrats managed to come out with a significant increase in popularity.
A poll of 4,000 people who intended to vote showed a 14% boost in Lib Dem support after the debate, with the Conservative and Labour party each losing 3%.
However, when expanded beyond the demographic support was shown at 24% for Lib Dem, the Conservatives at 35%, and Labour at 28%.
Either results show a significant change in the image of the Lib Dems, as well as a shift in their chances of taking the election, and according to a report by The Telegraph, the odds have been changed from 300-1 to 25-1, with further debates and campaigning to continue.
But despite the Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg also coming out on top over Brown and Cameron with a 61% preference from another poll of the 9.4 viewer public,Shadow Children’s Secretary Michael Gove warned that people may want to be suspicious of the party’s policies.
“The greater degree of scrutiny these policies have, the more that people will realize that while Nick Clegg is a very attractive individual in many ways, the policies of his party are outside the mainstream and a little bit eccentric – not necessarily what you would want at a time of crisis and difficulty,” he said, speaking of such policies as amnesty to illegal immigrants, and joining the euro.