New Com Res Poll – Tory Surge to 9% Lead
There is a new poll from Communicate Research reported tonight for tomorrow’s Independent and ITV which shows the Lib Dems falling back further as the Conservatives surge to a 9% lead:
Conservative 35% (up 3%)
Lib Dem 26% (down 2%)
Labour 26% (down 2%)
This is the biggest Conservative lead in a ComRes poll since March and suggests that the Lib Dem bounce is deflating. We will need to see more polls to confirm this but Conservatives will be very happy with this poll. A very good source tells me that the most recent numbers for this rolling poll are even better than those above.
Lib Dems were very active on Twitter earlier this evening suggesting that they had the 35% and the Conservatives were on 26%. Their spin operation now looks very silly!
UPDATE: I have spoken to ComRes this morning (21 April) after seeing claims posted by Lib Dem activists that this poll is less reliable than others as it has a margin of error of +/-4.5%. ComRes assured me that this is completely untrue and their polls are within the standard +/-2% margin of error.