You’d have a hard time working out from this report in today’s Sunday Express that it’s the Liberal Democrats who are in second place in the latest Angus Reid poll the newspaper has commissioned.
If you try really hard you can just about work out that it’s likely that is the case (given the poll share figure given for Labour) but then there’s the talk of the Conservatives being “12 points ahead”. True, they are 12 points ahead of Labour, but no mention is made of the much smaller lead over the Lib Dems (6 points).
And a boring, boring pedant would add that the “surging” in the piece is all about changes that are within the usual margins of error.
It’s almost as if the newspaper doesn’t want its readers to know how well the Lib Dems are doing … Banish that cynical thought right away.