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New YouGov Poll – Labour Lead Cut to 1%

There is a new YouGov poll published tonight for tomorrow’s Sun newspaper showing the Labour lead over the Conservatives (cut to just 1% (within the margin of error):

                Conservative 40% (no change)
                Labour 41% (down 1%)
                                                 Lib Dem 7% (down 1%)
   There is  little comfort for the Lib Dems in their 7% rating, which is the lowest recorded for the party in recent years.

The Government’s approval rating has improved from recent lows to stand at minus 18%.

Changes shown are compared to the last daily YouGov poll I reported on 4 January.


January 11, 2011 - Posted by | Polls


  1. So on the 7th Jan we have an Angus Reid poll with the Tories at 35% and on the 10th Jan we have a ComRes poll with them at 34%. Then miraculously on the 11th Jan we have a YouGov poll (published in The Sun) with the Tories at the magical 40%.
    My case rests.

    Comment by Phil the Greek | January 12, 2011 | Reply

    • Phil – you have made no coherent case to “rest”! YouGov has an excellent track record, much better in fact than Angus Reid! Just because two polls are similar and another very different does not make the two right. YouGov and ICM remain the “gold standard” for many followers of opinion polls.

      Comment by Richard Willis | January 12, 2011 | Reply

  2. We only have a few hours to wait to see what the real electorate in Oldham & Saddleworth think of the Conservatives.

    Comment by Phil the Greek | January 13, 2011 | Reply

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