New research suggests the opposite - voters were more likely to back Labour if they thought they would win.
Today's Morning Call.
With a campaign fought around their opposition to Brexit, the Lib Dems overturn Zac Goldsmith's 23,000 majority.
The Liberal Democrats are confident of springing a surprise in tomorrow's by-election.
The party is match-fit for an early contest, Jon Trickett will tell the ruling NEC.
The limitations of the Third Way have been further exposed. The strengths of the alternative are less clear.
With a US that's no longer sold on international trade or NATO, we could see the end of western hegemony.
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