New Ipsos MORI Poll – Tories and Labour on 40% Each
There is a new Ipsos MORI/Reuters poll reported today showing a further jump in the Conservative share to a surprising 40% and level pegging with Labour who only two months ago enjoyed a 10% lead:
Conservative 40% (up 3%)
Labour 40% (down 1%)
Lib Dem 9% (down 1%)
MORI tend to be more volatile than most other pollsters but this is a remarkable position for the Conservatives to be in and even if this poll is something of an outlier it is not dissimilar to the recent ICM poll showing Labour just 2% ahead.
Since Labour is usually well ahead of the Conservatives in Scotland and Wales, it suggests that they may be in for a disappointing night at the English local elections next month.
Ipsos MORI interviewed 1,000 adults aged 18+ between 15 and 17 April.