The Ipsos MORI analysis in The Observer gives some interesting analysis of public perceptions of the three Party Leaders.
Actually, interesting is not the word – it is devastating for Nick Clegg and pretty awful for David Cameron.
When asked which of the three Party leaders would be best in a crisis, only 12% rated Nick Clegg (33% favoured David Cameron and 40% Gordon Brown).
On who is the most capable, Clegg only scored 17% (with 33% and 36% for the Cameron and Brown respectively).
And on who best understands world problems, Clegg could only muster 14% and Cameron 23%, while Gordon Brown scored 45%.
So with bombs in New York, melt-down in Greece, climate change, a fragile economy, and troops in Afghanistan, the message is quie clear:
“It’s no time for a novice.”