Latest Issue

Underestimating Ed Miliband could turn out to be the Tories' fatal flaw

Two polls in the last 24 hours have suggested that the Labour party has lost its lead. The ICM poll in the Guardian put Labour on 31 per cent and the Conservatives on 33 per cent. A further poll, by the Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft, showed the figures to be 32 per cent and 34 per cent respectively.

These disheartening poll numbers come on the same day that David Axelrod, formerly Barack Obama’s election strategist, arrived in London to start working for Ed Miliband.

I spoke to Peter Kellner, President of YouGov, the polling company, to ask him how worried…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect