back where i come from boris is synonym for an enormous turd
There is a lot of ill will towards Ken, stemming from stuff like the congestion charge and also the enormous amount of bad press and mud slinging from the evening standard et al.
it's all totally beyond me but I swear stuff like the congestion charge is one of the main reasons to vote for ken, not against him. isn't it widely recognised as a success?
Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson are locked in an extraordinarily tight race to be London's next mayor, according to an exclusive Guardian/ICM poll of the city's voters. The battle for the biggest directly elected job in British politics could hardly be more dramatic, with Johnson holding a wafer-thin advantage over his Labour opponent.
The poll - the only one carried out by a national newspaper using established techniques - suggests Johnson could pull off a sensational victory on May 1 over the incumbent Livingstone, who won comfortably in 2000 and 2004.
But the outcome is far from decided.
Today's poll gives Johnson a two-point lead overall, at 51% to 49%, once second preferences have been allocated under London's alternative voting system. That is the narrowest possible margin of victory.
Johnson is the first choice of 42% of London voters, against 41% for Livingstone. Other candidates - including the Liberal Democrat former policeman Brian Paddick, on 10% - stand no chance of winning.