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It’s not that the public take a dim view of the Lib Dems; it’s that they take no view at all

Vince Cable and his party have a serious visibility problem. To make a comeback they must take opportunities where they come and avoid embarrassing unforced errors

By Matt Singh  

It seems difficult to believe, but just eight years ago, the 2010 general election campaign featured no fewer than six published polls putting the Liberal Democrats in the lead, and 27 polls putting them on at least 30 per cent of the vote in Great Britain. Even after Cleggmania faded and the polls turned out to have been a bit optimistic, the party still took its highest ever share of the popular vote (including the party’s predecessors, its highest since…

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