Well we know they are in favour of the NHS, but does enough of the public know our views? With a poll showing that we have lost 4 points, at the expense of the Tories and Labour, and showing the Tories are trusted the most with the NHS, it is interesting to consider the media reporting of the NHS on the public.
What this shows is one of two things. Either, the Liberal Democrats have been trying to get their view across to the media regarding the NHS, and due to the adversarial political system, we have failed to get it across enough. Alternatively, it may actually show that we have been too lax in getting our opinion across, and so have missed our chance to be the best option for the NHS out of three main parties. Or maybe it is a mix of the two. But whatever the reason is, there is something wrong for the Tories to gain from their true position on the NHS being revealed, and the Liberal Democrats to lose.
It is slightly worrying that the public have failed to see through the Tories facade regarding NHS support. They clearly want to turn as much as it into being privately run, as shown in a ComRes poll of Tory MPs. How the public believe the Tories therefore will be the best in safeguarding a national treasure, is beyond me.
What the Liberal Democrats need to concentrate on is providing their position on trending topics such as the NHS to the electorate in a clearer way. However, obviously, the role of the bias media must be considered. But it is bizarre for us to have lost points at the expense of the Tories, following the constant humiliation for the Tories, this month.