Frank Luntz - kingmaker?
- 11 Dec 06, 12:41 PM
It was suggested in The Observer this weekened that US pollster Frank Luntz's focus group for Newsnight during the Conservative Party leadership election propelled David Cameron from nowhere to become party leader.
We thought Luntz perspicacious for spotting Cameron's appeal - but Nick Cohen (author of the Observer piece) suggests Luntz was instrumental in creating that appeal and seems to think that but for Newsnight Cameron would not be heading the Conservative party at all. It sparked furious debate on the Observer's website.
So did Frank Luntz really annoint David Cameron or just pick him out of the line-up? What do you think?