My first General election, would describe my instincts as to the left though with a streak of traditionalism. Live in a Tory area with a hard working MP which makes any non Tory vote pointless but will vote anyway, wish I could keep the MP but not his party.
On the debates, watched all three (one chancellor debate, two leader debates), tended to record them and watch with my sister the next sister, enjoyed them a lot, hopefully will attract voters. With the exception of the chancellor debate, would say they have been poorly run, Alistair Stewart lost all control and Sky wasted the opportunity to do a foreign policy debate (which it was supposed to), chose some awful questions (Brown asked better questions) and saw it's integrity questioned afterwords. That the debates have been so enjoyable is down to the three candidates, articulate and intelligent. Of course, half the fun is reading the press afterwords and wondering what debates they were possibly watching as it clearly wasn't the same one as me
Credit to Clegg, Cable gave him a platform of sorts and the debates were going to be a boost to the ignored Lib Dems anyway but he has certainly seized the opportunity. Would say he won the first debate, though not as brilliantly as the hype said, and a narrow second in this weeks one, looks the most comfortable in debates when he gets over his early nerves. Don't quite understand Cameron's good results in the debate polls, he has done well (aside from hammering he got over EU) in them but had him as third in both, maybe there is just something that I'm missing. Brown was overly cautious in first debate when he could have swatted away a few of the attacks on him but very impressive in the second, which I think he narrowly won.
Has it changed my intended vote? No, the debates are fun and interesting but Clegg being a good orator does not mean I like his policies anymore then I did when he first came out with them.