Progressive Conservatism gains traction
17/08/09 Max Wind-Cowie comments on a poll that places the Conservatives as being more progressive than Labour...
Politics Home has published the results of a new poll, expertly dissected by Mike Smithson of politicalbetting.com which shows that more people believe that the Conservative party is progressive than Labour.
It would be tempting for progcons to pat themselves on the back and say ‘job done’ but there remains work to do. As my colleague Jonty pointed out here, there is lots still to be done – particularly in defining what it is that we mean by progressive conservatism in the first place. Still, this poll does show that the public are open to the idea of a progressive conservatism and that they don’t find it as oxymoronic a term as many on the left have suggested!