In the absence any Conservatism from the Conservative Party and in despair at Labour the voters are seemingly looking for a do over. We are not getting the options we want or need so we are engineering a hung Parliament as a vote of no confidence in both Labour and the Conservatives and we are hoping one or both will come out the other side and start listening to what people are asking for.
Now it seems the Sunday Telegraph has some polling that shows I am on the right track:
A surprising 34 per cent of voters think that Britain’s interests would “best be served” if the election resulted, as most polls now predict, in a hung parliament, despite warnings that such an outcome would gravely hamper the country’s ability to recover from its economic woes and record deficit. More than half (56 per cent) want one party to win a clear majority.
I don't think it is surprising at all. The problem that most commentators not writing from loyalty to Labour or the Conservatives have cottoned on to is that neither party is presenting a compelling case to be allowed a majority. This should be coupled with the knowledge that Labour has abused it's mandate in many ways, not least on smokers and on the Lisbon referendum that did not happen. We favour the Conservatives more, because of distrust of Gordon Brown and Labour, but we do not want the Conservatives on present form and message to have control of Parliament.
I still think the Conservatives will win with a narrow majority, but I think David Cameron is making things tougher for himself with some of his decisions and policies. It could ebb away, as I said before they could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I know what I want to hear, and have been vocal about it; as have others.
Conservatives are out on the doorsteps now, I hope some of the messages filter back to CCHQ. The polling shows that David Cameron is trusted more than Gordon Brown on the Economy, on the NHS and on Schools I think if David Cameron came out and gave the base a better pledge on the EU, was clear that he intends to substantially roll back the size of the state (and our tax burden), offered a public debate on English votes and devolution including a dialogue on a split from the union and agreed to put the 50p tax rate in question he will win comfortably. The EU issue will not happen with what he and more recently William Hague have said, but the rest is there and available to him. The question is, will the go for it or not?