The Sun today is playing down its own poll in favour of one conducted by The Independent – because the results of its own poll were too favourable to Labour.
It’s regularly assumed that progressives can’t win the debate on welfare, and must outflank conservative opinion from the right. But looking at polling data more closely, this might not be the case.
Alex Hern covers the latest news from the Mayoral race, including ComRes predicting a win for Ken, and Boris blaming young people for youth unemployment.
Ed Jacobs discusses new data showing yet another split between the Tories and Lib Dems in government – this time over the proportionality of riot sentencing.
For the second week running, a poll series has put Labour ahead of the Conservatives for the first time in three years. Just like last week’s Times/Populus poll, a ComRes poll for today’s Independent gives Labour a narrow lead, up three points on 37 per cent, with the Conservatives down five points on 35 per cent and the Liberal Democrats up two points on 16 per cent.
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The latest opinion poll has revealed that the gap between those opposed to changing the voting system and those in favour of change has narrowed significantly.
When asked what they think of themselves as, more people identified as Labour than Tory by 37% to 31%, with the Lib Dems on 18%, of those who gave a preference.
The latest opinion poll this morning showed the Tory lead down to ten points. It follows last week’s Observer poll which gave David Cameron only a six-pont lead