Thursday, May 27, 2010

TROUBLE in the polls for Zapatero:
Support for the Socialist party fell to 33.7 per cent from 37.5 per cent two weeks earlier, while backing for the conservative PP rose to 42.8 per cent from 41.7 per cent. The gap between the two rose to 9.1 per cent, the biggest lead for the opposition since Mr Zapatero came to power in 2004.
And that was a poll in a Socialist-friendly newspaper (albeit not so much now; they're more in the grownups field that Zapatero put aside). Other polls show an even bigger gap, up to 12 points.