Clegg's approval rating tumbles

Witney Gazette: Just 13% of people thought Nick Clegg was doing a good job, according to a poll Just 13% of people thought Nick Clegg was doing a good job, according to a poll

Nick Clegg has become the least popular party leader in modern British political history, according to a poll.

YouGov research for the Sunday Times found just 13% thought the Deputy Prime Minister was doing a good job - compared to 78% who said the opposite.

The Liberal Democrat's -65% rating is even worse than Gordon Brown's -62% at the height of the credit crunch crisis in 2008.

The figures are a remarkable turnaround since the 2010 general election, when Mr Clegg had 74% approval and was hailed as the most popular leader since Churchill.

The Lib Dems descended into bitter infighting in the wake of disastrous local and European election results, with Business Secretary Vince Cable forced to deny he was part of a plot to oust the leader.

The newspaper reported that Lib Dem activists have now begun no-confidence proceedings against Mr Clegg in 190 local associations. They need to be successful in 75 to trigger a leadership contest.

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7:32am Sun 1 Jun 14

RM says...

'I won't be standing down'. Won't you Mr Clegg?
'I won't be standing down'. Won't you Mr Clegg? RM
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10:44am Sun 1 Jun 14

ChannelX says...

Clegg probably won't stand down, certainly not until he's forced to.

He is, without doubt, the most out of touch party leader in recent times. He is largely responsible for blocking anything the government have tried to do that would actually have been worthwhile.
Clegg probably won't stand down, certainly not until he's forced to. He is, without doubt, the most out of touch party leader in recent times. He is largely responsible for blocking anything the government have tried to do that would actually have been worthwhile. ChannelX
  • Score: 0

11:32am Sun 1 Jun 14

Reader (R) says...

ChannelX wrote:
Clegg probably won't stand down, certainly not until he's forced to.

He is, without doubt, the most out of touch party leader in recent times. He is largely responsible for blocking anything the government have tried to do that would actually have been worthwhile.
This government achieved everything it set out achieve, the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. The top 1000 wealthiest Brits have loads more in the bank than they did 4 years ago. Most others are relying on food bank handouts!
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Clegg probably won't stand down, certainly not until he's forced to. He is, without doubt, the most out of touch party leader in recent times. He is largely responsible for blocking anything the government have tried to do that would actually have been worthwhile.[/p][/quote]This government achieved everything it set out achieve, the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. The top 1000 wealthiest Brits have loads more in the bank than they did 4 years ago. Most others are relying on food bank handouts! Reader (R)
  • Score: 4

7:37pm Sun 1 Jun 14

MSG says...

I hope the LibDems keep him for the general election meaning more votes can be taken up by UKIP !
I hope the LibDems keep him for the general election meaning more votes can be taken up by UKIP ! MSG
  • Score: 0

11:33am Mon 2 Jun 14

nigel d says...

I'm waiting for him to defect to dodgy daves lot, surely they owe him for taking most of the flack for them.
I'm waiting for him to defect to dodgy daves lot, surely they owe him for taking most of the flack for them. nigel d
  • Score: 4
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