There is a new Ipsos MORI/Reuters poll reported today showing the Conservatives dropping significantly but without any gain for Labour:
Conservative 32% (down 5%)
Labour 39% (no change)
Lib Dem 11% (no change)
This poll is interesting as it suggests no boost for Labour from recent events at News International. It is also out of line with other recent polls. As Anthony Wells observes on UK Polling Report: “One caveat about this though, it has a slightly odd sample. MORI’s sample contained significantly fewer people who said they voted Tory in 2010 than it usually does, in fact the weighted sample still had more people who claimed they voted Labour in 2010 than claimed they voted Tory.”
I suggest that this poll is an outlier and unless other polls confirm a trend it should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Ipsos MORI interviewed 1,001 adults aged 18+ between 16 and 18 July.