Polls are polls ...
... so I suppose it is better to publicly claim the best poll and privately sweat about the worse one?
I see the Times (UK) is identifying electorate apathy as an important issue and that always seems worse for Labour than for Tories.
And who can blame UK electorate for apathy?
Can politicians do anything really? Well anything effective that is.
The Credit Crunch (minnows sacrificed - perps go on to make millions in bonus)
the rich continue to get richer and the poor continue to get poorer (even under a Labour government)
services don't improve by too much least ways not in step with increases in funding although the new facilities being built for public services are quite stunning
politicians cannot stop unemployment
But does it need the weight of government and politicians to make the above doable or undoable?