CON and UKIP voters are becoming more supportive of missile attacks on Syria – LAB and LD ones more hostileSeptember 4th, 2013
This is looking more partisan
The above chart has been produced by taking the party splits on the Syrian missile issue and comparing them with the data from a week yesterday.
As can be seen the net support/oppose numbers have overall moved more towards the latter. But both CON and UKIP voters have become more supportive of the proposal. The latter is in a manner that appears at odds with Farage’s high profile anti-position.
Labour voters have moved sharply to the oppose camp while the Lib Dems have seen the biggest movement in that direction. This is odd given the high level hawkish position of ex-leader Paddy Ashdown and the supportive role of Nick Clegg.
My reading of the CON movement is that it reflects the attacks on EdM that we’ve seen from many quarters
Given that we are just about to enter conference season I wonder how all this will play out.