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New ComRes Poll – Labour 1% Ahead

There is a new ComRes online poll published in tomorrow’s Independent  which shows the Conservatives slipping 1% behind Labour:

           Conservative            37% (down 1%)

                                        Labour                      38% (no change)

                                        Lib Dem                    14% (up 3%)

Most people still blame Labour for Britain’s economic woes. Asked whether the Coalition is more to blame than the previous Labour Government for the current state of the economy, only one in four (26 per cent) agrees and 62 per cent disagree. Labour voters are divided; some 48 per cent think the Coalition is more to blame but a surprisingly high proportion — 42 per cent — disagrees with this statement.

Asked whether they trust Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne to make the right decisions on the economy,  35 per cent agree and 55 per cent disagree – a  net “economic trust” rating of minus 20 points.

Labour’s position is much worse. Only 24 per cent trust Mr Miliband and Mr Balls to make the right decisions on the economy, while 65 per cent do not – a net rating of minus 41 points. Some 42 per cent of Labour supporters do not trust the party leader and Shadow Chancellor to make the right decisions, while 51 per cent do.

ComRes surveyed 1,001 GB adults online on 27-29 January 2012. Data were weighted to be demographically representative and by past vote recall.


January 31, 2012 - Posted by | Polls


  1. Unless my math is faulty the Conservatives are 1% BEHIND Labour at 37% v 38% for Ed the Unready. However I suppose that is within the margins of statistical accuracy. What is more worrying is to see the 3% rise in Lib Dems who personally I’d like to see wiped out as a serious Political Force in English politics. It seems to me that the movement in votes in between Cons and LD with Labour holding at a fairly settled 35% to 38%, Neither of the tow main parties seems to be able to seal the deal and win a sufficiently high lead in the polls to suggest winning the next General Election outright.

    The trend is as I had espected. The Tory boost just before the Feltham and Heston by-election from The Boy David’s pseudo Veto has evaporated. Is there anything now that will motivate vioters to his side? I can’t see it and await the Budget for any shift one way or the other in the current stalemate polling.

    Comment by Steve Foley | February 1, 2012 | Reply

  2. Interesting to see that the latetst poll with Lab up 2% and both Tory and LD down 1% confirms what I have predicted would occur. Back to trench warfare folks until the Budget.

    Comment by Steve Foley | February 6, 2012 | Reply

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