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New YouGov Poll – Labour Lead up to 5%

There is a new YouGov poll published in today’s Sunday Times newspaper showing Labour’s lead over the Conservatives increasing slightly to 5%:

                Conservative 37% (down 2%)
                Labour 42% (up 1%)
                                                 Lib Dem 9% (no change)
   The Government’s approval rating is at -23% (31% approve and 54% disapprove).YouGov has recently been showing higher Labour shares and leads than other major pollsters.

Changes shown are compared to the last daily YouGov poll I reported on 17 May.


June 5, 2011 - Posted by | Polls


  1. What I would expect at this time to be honest.

    Comment by steve foley | June 5, 2011 | Reply

  2. I’m not exactly over the hill but I’ve got a rather commanding view of the valley – in all my years I’ve never been polled. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining but I can’t help wondering why these saddo’s bother polling and who can be bothered to give a reply?

    Comment by Gideon Mack | June 8, 2011 | Reply

    • Let’s pretend 10,000 different adults are polled on voting intention every week (A vast over-estimate, but the maths is easy). That would be 500,000 every year (if there are no duplications). There are 40 million or more adults in Britain, so it would take 80 years to poll every one currently over 18, by which time loads would have died, been born and grown up. That’s why you’ve never been polled or won a lottery jackpot.

      Comment by Jonny | June 9, 2011 | Reply

  3. Jonny – good answer.

    Comment by Gideon Mack | June 18, 2011 | Reply

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