Support for the Conservatives in the notoriously left-wing profession has doubled since 2001 and almost halved for Labour in the same period. The LibDems are six points down on their 44% peak.
If this trend continues it could eventually have some knock-on effects to the student vote – which already had a 7% swing to the Conservatives in the first few months of Cameron’s leadership.
"This is fantastic news. I hope that it is part of an increasing trend as
academics realise that the Tories see the colossal value of universities to
our economy and also recognise that education is an end in itself."