All this is backgrounded by another poll showing decreased Tory leads. Today's Independent / ComRes poll places Labour on 30 percent (unchanged since last month); the Conservatives on 38 percent (down 3); and the Lib Dems on 17 percent (up 1). Significantly, this was conducted after Peter Hain's resignation.
I speculated yesterday that the Tories might not be offering enough of a change agenda. But – even if that's the case – it's still surprising that Hain's resignation didn't impact Labour support at all. Have the public read the Hain scandal as a sign that wrongdoing's entrenched across the political spectrum and not just in the Labour party? If so, they may feel vindicated by Conway's dodgy expenses tab.