So appalled are some folk at UKIP that it has driven them back into the Lib Dem fold. Now a couple of chance encounters on a bank holiday afternoon don't amount to scientific evidence of a swing but they are interesting indicators never the less.
First up I was walking back from Ainsdale after delivering postal vote letters when a car drew up beside me. 'I've got over the coalition, get me a poster board for the garden' said the driver. It didn't take moments to discover I had Mr Farage to thank for that offer
Half an hour letter I was in the local convenience store-we'd run out of milk-when a women approached me saying: 'just the man I want see, what can I do to help?' And again all thanks to Mr Farage.