LDV readers say: we least want David Cameron to be the next Prime Minister

A few weeks back, I posed the question here on LDV: In the event of Nick Clegg not forming a government after the next election, who do you *least want* to be Prime Minister in a year’s time? And to give our poll that little added piquancy I offered only two options: Gordon Brown or David Cameron.

Over 1,000 LDV readers (who, I never tire of reminding folk – especially any journos on the look-out for an easy story – may or may not all be Lib Dems) voted, and here’s what you said:

  • Gordon Brown: 42% (468 votes)
  • David Cameron: 58% (638 votes)

  • Total Votes: 1106 Poll ran: 16th November – 26th December 2009

    So there you have it: Dave’s the guy LDV readers least want to be Prime Minister. (Let’s just take it as read we all want Nick to triumph in the only poll that matters next year).

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    • Can’t say I’m enthusiastic about Cameron but Brown preferable – REALLY?!

    • In next weeks poll we ask whether readers would rather be burned at the stake or slowly fed through a wood chipper feet-first.

    • Martin Land 28th Dec '09 - 2:57pm

      I refused to vote in this poll which I feel was inane and self-indulgent. You really should know better than this, Stephen.

    • I’m with Richard on this one.

      I fail too see how any Liberal could want THIS government to continue. They have attacked every facet of our principals with a venom not seen since Germany in the 1930’s.

      The Tories will ALWAYS be preferable to a left wing government hell bent on total control.

    • I think it shows the split of the old SDP party supporting Cameron, while the old Liberal party supporting Brown.

      I think the election will be won or lost on the anti Brown vote. In England it is very anti Brown.

    • simon mcgrath 28th Dec '09 - 6:44pm

      Scary stuff. Rather the known quantity of brown who we know is both a disaster riunning the country and economy and utterly illiberal than cameron .

    • Labour will ALWAYS be preferable to a right-wing government hell-bent on total control.

      I didn’t vote in the poll, because I thought it was a little silly – but I think the interesting result is the relative equidistance in the answers.

    • @Dave Page

      Right wing governments aren’t hell-bent on total control, that’s a purely left wing phenomenon.

      The problem with right wing governments is that they aren’t prepared to interfere enough, such as to protect the lowest paid, and safeguarding the NHS etc..

      It’s why i’m a Liberal Democrat. We take the best of both worlds.

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