In yet another blow to Britain's embattled Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a poll of marginal seats Sunday predicted that the Labour party under his leadership is heading towards an election bloodbath.
According to the largest ever poll of marginal seats published in the Observer, the Torries under David Cameron would win a landslide victory during the poll scheduled to be held in 2010.
The finding of the survey from around 35,000 voters across 238 seats conducted for PoliticsHome.com has claimed that eight cabinet ministers including the Home Secretary and the Justice Secretary would be swept away in the rout while the Tories would march into Downing Street with a majority of 146.
The report has also projected defeat for Labour's progressive faces with women disproportionately more likely to be defeated and five out of its 13 black or Asian MPs, including three ministers, voted out.
The survey also indicated that one third of potential Labour voters in marginal seats would be more likely to back the party if Brown is replaced.
On the contrary, the inclusion of a lesbian businesswoman, a 'chick-lit' novelist and a single mother-turned-farmer in David Cameron's camp along with other women and gay members, could change the conservative image of the Tories, it said.
The finding also suggests the succession by foreign secretary David Miliband for party leadership may depend on how he challenges the Prime Minister before the election.
Though, Miliband, a potential frontrunner for Labour leadership in a party conference Saturday, had asked the members to unite behind Brown.