According to today’s YouGov poll for London Tonight, Boris and Livingstone are only 1% apart. This is despite an ongoing and cynical attempt to smear Boris both by Livingstone’s supporters and by Brian Paddick.
Boris has been criticised in the past for not being aggressive enough in his comments about his opponents. I think he is right to keep it clean and let Paddick and Livingstone scrap around in the dirt. Paddick’s increasingly personal attacks on Boris have seen his support sit at only 7%, he is performing significantly worse than his party, a sure sign that Londoners do not like these nasty attacks.