Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats may currently be riding on the crest of a wave following last Thursday’s televised leadership debate, but he appears to have a lot of ground to make up with practising Christians in the UK.
That at least is the conclusion suggested by an online Cpanel survey of 423 of them undertaken by ComRes on behalf of Premier Christian Media between 30 March and 12 April 2010.
This sample of Christians (weighted denominationally according to the 2005 English church census) was asked who would make the best prime minister. 37% said David Cameron of the Conservatives, with 20% favouring Labour’s Gordon Brown, 6% Nick Clegg and 3% minor party leaders.
However, 22% of Christians remain undecided about who would be best to lead the country and a further 12% profess no faith in any of the potential leaders. With 17 days of campaigning to go before the general election, it certainly seems to make sense for politicians to court the Christian vote.
Premier’s press announcement about the poll appears at: