New ComRes Poll – Tory Lead at 8%
There is a new poll from Communicate Research reported tonight for tomorrow’s Independent and ITV which shows the Lib Dems up a point and Labour down one as the Conservatives maintain a commanding 8% lead:
Conservative 35% (no change)
Lib Dem 27% (up 1%)
Labour 25% (down 1%)
This is very consistent with last night’s ComRes poll and is in fact statistically unchanged. I point out once again that ComRes have told me that these polls come with a +/- 2% margin of error.
Commissioned by ITV News/The Independent, ComRes also asked voters who they thought would make a good Prime Minister. 45% said Nick Clegg, 44% David Cameron and 30% Gordon Brown. Asked if they had a good idea of what Nick Clegg stood for – only 56% said yes, while 65% said they knew what David Cameron stood for and 64% said the same of Gordon Brown.
Asked if they thought Nick Clegg would bring a fresh start for the country, 57% agreed, while 47% agreed when asked the same question about David Cameron, and 19% said the same of Gordon Brown.
ComRes telephoned 1015 GB adults between 19th and 20th April 2010. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. Data were also weighted by past vote recall.