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14 March 2010

Trend against Tories continues as “Dave” plays the Sam card

Sunday Telegraph and Times polls point to hung parliament.

By James Macintyre

Two more polls this morning — the Sunday Telegraph‘s showing Labour on 31 and the Tories on 38, and the Sunday Times‘s showing Labour on 33 and the Tories on 37 — add to the belated sense that there will be a hung parliament, amid the sluggish conventional wisdom that the Tories have not won the election, as my colleague Mehdi Hasan and I have predicted for years.

This, of course, keeps the focus on the Liberal Democrats, who are seeking to distance themselves from the absurd prospect of a Tory alliance.

David Cameron, however, is seeking to drag the attention back to himself by “unleashing” his wife, Samantha, on to the political scene. She seems to me to be charming, with a less pretentious accent than I had expected.

But does anyone else think that her rather laboured and all-too-frequent references to “Dave” seem a little implausible?

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