Are really big shifts in voter sentiment becoming more possible?
Lib Dems scored a dismal 7% in the 2017 UK general election. Things had changed significantly by last week when they achieved an unprecedented 2nd place in the European Parliament elections.
Some said this high level would not be maintained in polling for the UK parliament. But the latest general election opinion poll, out today, puts the Lib Dems even higher, and in 1st place.
It's clear huge numbers of voters are now willing to shift their support. As this article shows, parties need to prepare for the unexpected and even consider aiming for what might previously have seemed impossible.