In case further evidence was needed, it is here: Labour and Miliband have significantly advanced as a government-in-waiting
In a new YouGov poll for Red Box, I asked: "People often say that a leader of the opposition does or does not look like a prime minister in waiting – what about Ed Miliband?"
We asked the question in September last year and the answer was negative by 15% to 70%. Now it has improved to 27% and 56% – still firmly in negative territory.
However, at the same time, the rating for Labour as a whole as being "ready for government" has moved from net -35 to net -11.
Labour voters in particular have become more positive. Whereas in September only 38% believed he looked like a prime minister in waiting and 64% believed Labour was ready for government, those numbers are now 64% and 80%, respectively.
With Labour's lead in "values," the Tories' assumption that the British public would never trust Miliband with the big job is looking a bit shaky.