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New YouGov Poll – Labour Lead Unchanged at 6%

There is a new YouGov poll published in today’s Sunday Times newspaper showing Labour’s lead over the Conservatives holding at 6%:

                Conservative 37% (up 1%)
                Labour 43% (up 1%)
                                                 Lib Dem 9% (down 1%)
   The Government’s approval rating is at -23% (31% approve and 54% disapprove).

Changes shown are compared to the last daily YouGov poll I reported on 3 March.

All polls now show the same message with a small lead of 3 – 6% for Labour. Labour must be very disappointed to be failing to make more progress at a time when the Government has been taking necessary but unpopular decisions. Next week the Chancellor George Osborne has the opportunity to begin to sweeten, what until now has been, a bitter pill. If Sunday newspaper reports are to believed it will be a “Budget for Growth” and there will be some relief for the hard-pressed motorist.

This YouGov poll shows the Conservatives continuing to hold a substantial lead in the South of England (outside London) – Cons 48%, Labour 32%, LD 10%. This is very much what we are finding on the doorsteps with Conservative support solid and Labour support up in some areas and flakey in others.


March 20, 2011 - Posted by | Polls

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