Liberal Democrats can win May 6 polls: CleggApril 28th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28 (ANI): Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, has optimistically declared that the party can topple the ruling Labour Party in the May 6 general elections.
He also said that it was his ambition to be Britain’s Prime Minister one day.
Clegg said that he believed the Lib-Dems have emerged as a force to reckon with at the polls.
The latest Populus poll for The Times shows the party still in second place ahead of Labour with only eight days to go.
Clegg said there has been an ideological shift where Liberalism has replaced “Labour Statism” according to The Times.
Clegg also thinks that the country is moving steadily on the road to reforms.
“Reform is now unavoidable. You can’t duck it,” says Clegg.
Although he ruled out dealing with Gordon Brown if Labour came third in the popular vote, he did not rule out working with Labour, saying that he would have a moral obligation to provide “good, stable government”.
But his hopes of striking a hard bargain with Mr Cameron are dampened by today’s Populus poll, which shows the Tories recovering strongly.
They are now back to where they were before the first TV leaders’ debate two weeks ago.
The poll puts the Tories on 36 per cent, up four points over the week; the Lib Dems are down three points at 28 per cent; and Labour is down 1 point at 27 per cent.
Two other polls - YouGov in The Sun and ComRes for ITV/The Independent - also point to a decline in Lib Dem support, but the party has held on to most of its gains since the first debate, largely at the expense of Labour. (ANI)
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