Leadership and the election

***Figures updated 20/04/2015***

An infographic duo this time. With Ed Miliband’s leadership constantly cited as a weak link in the Labour party’s fortunes, I decided to look at how he compared with past Leaders of the Opposition. The results do not make for good reading for Team Miliband.

Leader of Opposition popularity-20 04 2015

On the flip-side, I wanted to see how well Cameron is doing compared to his Prime Ministerial compatriots. Likewise, he does not fare well, but has more cause for optimism than Ed Miliband in that Tony Blair has set precedent for being able to retain the keys to Downing Street on such low popularity figures.

Incumbent PM popularity-20 04 2015

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