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New ICM Poll – “Yes” Campaign Ahead in AV / FPTP Referendum Vote

There is a new ICM poll in tomorrow’s Guardian showing a largely unchanged position with Conservatives and Labour both up a notch and the Lib Dems down slightly:

            Conservative              37% (up 1%)

                                                  Labour                       39% (up 1%) 

                                                  Lib Dem                      13% (down 1%)

All changes are within the margin of error. However, the Lib Dems are now at the lowest level in an ICM poll in recent months, albeit higher than the the 8-9% found by recent YouGov polls.

Interestingly ICM found the “Yes” to AV campaign ahead of the “No” campaign by 44% to 38%. I have yet to decide how I will vote in the referendum. Instinctively I like the existing First Past the Post system for its simplicity but AV (the Alternative Vote) system has some merits as well. I will post more fully on this debate soon.

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December 20, 2010 - Posted by | Polls

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