There is a new Ipsos MORI poll reported tonight in the Guardian showing the Conservatives closing the gap on Labour and the Lib Dems dropping to just 11% (it is now clear that this is the monthly Reuters commissioned poll):
Conservative 38% (up 2%)
Labour 39% (no change)
Lib Dem 11% (dow 3%)
Despite Labour’s lead Ipsos Mori shows Ed Miliband, has only a +1 satisfaction rating after three months in office, the lowest in Mori polling for a new leader, apart from Michael Foot, William Hague and Nick Clegg; Neil Kinnock, John Smith, Tony Blair, Michael Howard, David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith all had higher ratings after an equivalent period. Only 26% of respondents thought Miliband was a capable leader, 15% good in a crisis, and 24% more honest than most politicians. A spokesman for Ipsos Mori said: “This is bad news for Ed Miliband. We have to go back to Michael Foot who led the party to a crushing defeat in 1983 to find a lower satisfaction rating at this stage.”
Ipsos MORI interviewed a representative sample aged 18+ across Great Britain. Interviews were conducted by telephone 10-12 Dec 2010. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.