ConservativeHome tells readers about the latest YouGov poll for the Sunday Times. We have the most profligate, incompetent, divisive, economically illiterate and spiteful government in modern times, yet the Conservatives with David Cameron as leader are incapable to pushing beyond the lower end of the 40% range.
Cameroons will deny it, but this is the result of Cameron’s ‘centre ground’ triangulation. This is the result of abandoning conservative principles and policies that are appropriate remedies for the problems Labour has inflicted on this country. David Cameron brought this on himself by listening to advisers who have no love of the Tory party. The stagnation can be traced back to his capitulation over the Lisbon Treaty, where after tough words he showed himself to be another cowardly snake oil salesman by meekly accepting Lisbon lock, stock and barrel. That, in addition to the discriminatory candidate selection process, was the reason I resigned from the party.
In all likelihood the Conservatives will still win the general election with a working majority because they are ahead in key marginals. But these polls are evidence that there is no widespread enthusiasm for Cameron’s brand of Conservatives. A Conservative election victory will be the result of being the least disliked party rather than the most preferred. A vote for the Conservatives because they are not Labour is no ringing endorsement. Rather than saving the Conservatives, as the Cameroon narrative would have it, Cameron has actually inhibited them.