UK Election Debate: Johnson Wins by Not Losing
I watched the debate after it was over.
You can watch the debate by delay on ITV.
Halfway Notes I Sent to a Friend
- I am watching the debate on a delay. I am about halfway through. There is hardly anything to crow about.
- Both side will likely claim victory but I see little reason for any minds to change here.
- The key thing for me is Johnson looks happy and smiling. Corbyn looks miserable, if that matters.
Finished watching the entire debate.
Also to the Point
There was a ton of partisan clapping after every answer. They should disallow this.
People are going to believe their guy won nearly all of the time.
But Corbyn is in a huge hole. Who did he sway?
Referendum on Corbyn
As noted yesterday, Fear of Corbyn Outweighs Fear of Brexit
Take a look at the snap survey following the debate.
Who looks more like a Prime Minister?
Who is more likeable?
Give a small win to Corbyn on trust.
Corbyn won on "being in touch with ordinary people" but will that translate into votes?
For the entire debate, Corbyn looked like a big sourpuss. I do not know if that matters, but perhaps it filtered through in the "likeable" question.
Pick the Winner
Pick your own winner but make sure it does not reflect your bias. I will call this a tie.
But Corbyn needed far better than that.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock