The Race to the Edge

Lemmings

Picture credit, Mochimochiland 

Like two rival teams of cartoon Lemmings in a race to the cliff edge, both Labour and the Tories seem bent on self-destruction. Despite Camerons attempts to out-loony UKIP, Labour have the edge this week.

Labours poll ratings have been drifting down since February 2013, from an average of 43% to around 32% now. Such a slow decline is easy to miss among short-lived ups and downs, but there was an acceleration in the Summer and another over the last few weeks. The UK Polling Report average currently has Labour 1% ahead of the Tories, but over the last dozen polls the “big two” parties are neck and neck, suggesting Labours decline is still going on. The reaction on the Labour blogs I look at has been complete silence, so far.

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