The Times, rightly, point out that the latest Populus poll makes grim reading for the Lib Dems. The results are Labour 39% (+1), Conservative 36% (+1), Lib Dem 16% (-3). But hang on a second… it is also saying that a month into Cameron’s leadership he has entirely failed to narrow the gap between the Tories and Labour.
The Lib Dems have had their worst month in recent memory. The Tories have had their best month in recent memory. Is it really the Lib Dems who should be crestfallen by these figures? Cameron is going to have to do more than ape Labour’s agenda if he is to start looking dangerous, and over the next couple of months the Lib Dems can expect a good media spotlight followed by a new leader. If this is the best you can do, Dave, you’re screwed.