Tories confident Cam's the man
A YEAR after he took over as Conservative leader, party activists in Suffolk insist that David Cameron is bringing in more supporters.But a poll on The Evening Star's website suggests that many voters are not yet convinced that he is more about substance than spin.
A YEAR after he took over as Conservative leader, party activists in Suffolk insist that David Cameron is bringing in more supporters.
But a poll on The Evening Star's website suggests that many voters are not yet convinced that he is more about substance than spin.
We asked people if Mr Cameron's election had made the Tory party more electable. Less than 30 per cent felt that he had improved the party's chances.
Any webpoll is not as scientific as opinion polls used by newspapers and political parties - but it does give an indication of how voters feel. People could not use the same computer to vote many times to rig the result.
However leading Conservatives in Suffolk felt these results did not reflect the reaction they were getting on the doorstep.
As he led a team of people campaigning against health cuts in Ipswich town centre, Ipswich Conservative Association chairman Gavin Maclure said the election of David Cameron had been a key turning point for a party which had been in the doldrums for more than a decade.
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He said: “People are saying that they have never voted Tory before, but that they like David Cameron. That means they are now floating voters and likely to vote for us.
“If I was a Labour Party worker I would be especially worried about the number of people who are telling us that they don't like Gordon Brown. Chris Mole could have a real fight on his hands here at the next election.”