Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tories stay ahead

Angus Reid Global Monitor reports that the British Conservative Party maintains its lead over Labour and the Lib Dems.

Conservatives Keep Upper Hand in Britain

"The opposition Conservative party remains ahead in Britain, according to a poll by YouGov. 41 per cent of respondents would support the Tories in the next election to the House of Commons.

"The governing Labour party remains in second place with 31 per cent, followed by the Liberal Democrats with 17 per cent. 11 per cent of respondents would vote for other parties...

"The next election to the House of Commons must be held on or before Jun. 3, 2010. Sitting prime ministers can dissolve Parliament and call an early ballot at their discretion."

See also: Poll results from the UK

What You Need to Know -- a study guide for AP Comparative Government and Politics

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