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Poll: Brown Not Doing Well

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http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/...8/breaking7.htm

Last Updated: 28/05/2007 06:58
Confidence in Brown dips in poll
Public confidence in the UK's prime-minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown just weeks before he takes over at Number 10, a poll showed today.
The Yougov survey for the Daily Telegraph found 26 per cent believe Mr Brown will be a worse leader than Tony Blair. Only 19 per cent thought he would be better than Mr Blair - the reverse on February last year.
Most said the Chancellor had made "no impression at all" since launching his leadership campaign, with a narrow margin of the rest (22 per cent to 20 per cent) reporting a favourable one.
The poll came after another busy weekend on the stump for Mr Brown and the six people vying for the deputy leadership.
Although he faces no challenge for the top job, Mr Brown is obliged to speak and face questions at the events - which saw unionists gather in Bristol and party members in Sheffield.
However, one senior party figure - the leader of Sheffield council Jan Wilson
- complained that the Prime-Minister-in-waiting was being given an "easy ride".

No more boom and bust Brown. We just had the biggest boom in history and now the biggest bust is beginning.

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The poll came after another busy weekend on the stump for Mr Brown and the six people vying for the deputy leadership.

The stump meanwhile was on a book promotion.

http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/02...-name_page.html

Surviving a night in a damp tepee

May 28 2007

by Tryst Williams, Western Mail

IT WAS Tony Blair’s fault. The minute Gordon Brown invoked the name of his predecessor the weather turned biblical. One generous mention of Blair “trying to build a new world order of multilateralism” and the heavens over Hay on Wye started weeping hysterically on the roof of the Barclays Wealth Pavilion.

Brown was supposed to be at the festival to discuss his latest book Courage – celebrating eight of his political heroes – with Mariella Frostrup. But the event soon turned into a rain-lashed edition of Question Time as the usual assortment of unfeasibly eloquent audience members grabbed the mic and quizzed him on everything from Iraq to taxation.

“Quick questions please,” implored Mariella, but this being Hay festival-goers relish their chance to prove they too can be as brainy as those on the spot-lit stage.

Why ask a quick question when you can launch into a three-minute monologue complete with literary allusion, economic statistics and a pithy witticism.

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[quote name='Realistbear'

The poll came after another busy weekend on the stump for Mr Brown and the six people vying for the deputy leadership.

I knew the poor bugger only had one eye, but only one leg as well?

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Is this the same poll, RB, that says:

"However, the findings of YouGov's latest survey for The Daily Telegraph suggest that considerable numbers of voters credit the next prime minister with experience, competence and great intelligence."

"His principal virtues in voters' eyes are his competence, his decisiveness and the fact that his 10 years at the Treasury have equipped him to be an effective prime minister."

No - it can't be, can it? It must be a different poll! ;)

Or, the Yougov poll published a week or so ago that says:

"Gordon Brown is generally competent 52%

David Cameron is generally competent 38%"

So, lets judge your hypothesis that "Brown Not Doing Well" -

He's held one of the highest ranking British political positions for ten years.

In a month's time he'll be Prime Minister

His parliamentary party backed him wholeheartedly - so much so, that no-one else could even qualify to enter a contest against him.

When he takes over as leader, he'll have a parliamentary majority of almost 160 over the nearest rival party. (LABOUR 355, TORY 198)

His main political opponents are falling back in the polls, even though they had failed to achieve anywhere near the results they needed at mid-term to have any hope of forming the next government.

"Brown Not Doing Well", aye, RB !! Poor Gordon, I should think he's soooo upset! :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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