General election 2015: Ed Miliband wants it more than Cameron

But people think they're both pretty lacklustre

Nicole Chang
Wednesday 29 April 2015 12:59
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David Cameron may be feeling "bloody lively" this week and Ed Miliband may be channeling his inner “happy warrior” for all its worth, but to the public they might just as well be standing in a corner, grinning and bearing it.

A new poll has found that most voters think it is Nicola Sturgeon who most looks like she’s enjoying this election campaign.

The poll by YouGov asked voters which party leader seemed to be enjoying the election campaign the most.

Over a third of respondents (34 per cent) picked SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as the most upbeat.

Despite his propensity for jovial pint-in-hand photoshoots, Ukip's Nigel Farage only came second (16 per cent).

Conservative leader David Cameron came fourth, one place below Miliband; however when voters were then asked who they thought seemed the least like they were enjoying the election, 22 per cent picked Cameron as the most downbeat.

The poll also found that voters think Ed Miliband is hungrier for the top job, with only a quarter of voters (25 per cent) thinking that Cameron wants to win more than Miliband does.

However, 13 per cent of respondents decided that Cameron and Miliband were equally lacklustre, saying that neither of them came across as wanting to win the most.

The findings seem to vindicate criticisms from Conservative donors who have described Cameron’s election campaign as dull and uninspiring.

Last week former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major called on his party to show more passion, saying that they needed to liven up their campaign.

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