There is a new YouGov poll published in today’s Sunday Times newspaper showing Labour’s lead over the Conservatives holding at 6%:
Changes shown are compared to the last daily YouGov poll I reported on 3 March.
All polls now show the same message with a small lead of 3 – 6% for Labour. Labour must be very disappointed to be failing to make more progress at a time when the Government has been taking necessary but unpopular decisions. Next week the Chancellor George Osborne has the opportunity to begin to sweeten, what until now has been, a bitter pill. If Sunday newspaper reports are to believed it will be a “Budget for Growth” and there will be some relief for the hard-pressed motorist.
This YouGov poll shows the Conservatives continuing to hold a substantial lead in the South of England (outside London) – Cons 48%, Labour 32%, LD 10%. This is very much what we are finding on the doorsteps with Conservative support solid and Labour support up in some areas and flakey in others.