Friday, 30 April 2010

Voting Intentions

Richard North, EU Referendum, posts on the increase in applications for the right to vote and at the same time notes the fall in the viewing figures for the final 'Leaders Debate' playground 'mines better than yours' spectacle.

What is also interesting about Richard's post is the fact that whilst the Lib/Lab/Con 'support' has remained either static or in most instances fallen, the support for 'Others' has risen. This is confirmation of a theory that I have held for a while, in that as voters become more disillusioned with the 'sameness' of the three main parties and their policies; the failure of those parties to address the issue of cuts (in detail); their disgust with the expenses scandals; the feeling the EU is too intrusive in our affairs, so the voter's attention is turning to other parties and even 'Independents'.

If support for the Lib/Lab/Con is reflected by the results, come 6th/7th May, then those parties will only have themselves to blame for disregarding public opinion and for their extremely poor standard of electioneering in which they have indeed treated the voters as mugs.

Long may the Lib/Lab/Con continue campaigning as they are!

4 comments:

James Higham said...

Let's hope the message gets out before May 6th.

Goodnight Vienna said...

I'd love to see some 'Others' elected too Mr W - it would really shake things up and possibly lead to a meaningful change rather than soothing rhetoric.

Witterings From Witney said...

Is that what it is, GV - soothing rhetoric? And there was me thinking it was just plain lying!

Goodnight Vienna said...

Well, Mandelson/Blair/Brown present lies as truth with a great deal of suavity, Mr W. Not every one of the 45m voters is a political nerd and digs beneath the surface.