Here are some of the benchmarks the media set for the Liberal Democrats ahead of the 2008 local council elections:
- Financial Times: any gains would be “good performance”
- Daily Telegraph: loses of less than 50 would make for a “good night”
- Daily Mail: loses of less than 50 would make for a “good day”
… whilst the average prediction from readers of this site was for 34 loses.
And the results? With around two-thirds in, the party is on a net gain of 8.