There is a new Harris poll reported in tomorrow’s Daily Mail which shows the Conservatives getting a boost following last night’s leaders debate. The Lib Dems are down a point:
Conservative 34% (up 3%)
Lib Dem 29% (down 1%)
Labour 26% (no change)
As I have suggested before, I think the Lib Dems have now peaked and will begin to drift back downwards. They will be happy to be in second place still in this poll but they are only a nose ahead of Labour. The fieldwork was conducted yesterday and today, so this is a very up to date poll.
As I said last year, it is my view that our English national day should be a Bank Holiday in England. It is good to see pride in our nation and flag on the rise but it should be marked formally with a Bank Holiday. Perhaps we could replace the early May Bank Holiday!
Here in Reading we have seen many of the Labour leaflet lies and heard accounts of what Labour canvassers have been saying on the doorstep. This new poster sums it up nicely: