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New ComRes Poll – Labour’s Lead Increases to 9%

There is a new ComRes online poll published in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday which shows Labour increasing its lead over the Conservatives to 9%:

           Conservative            32% (down 2%)

                                        Labour                      41% (up 2%)

                                        Lib Dem                    11% (up 1%)

                                        UKIP                            7% (down 2%)

This is the lowest Labour lead in any recent poll but reflects the move to Labour in recent months. The Lib Dems are firmly back ahead of UKIP in this poll.

Leadership ratings

David Cameron is turning out to be a good Prime Minister

Agree 26% (-3)

Disagree 54% (+4)

Net agree -28 (-7)

(Change since last Independent on Sunday/S Mirror/ComRes poll, 22 April.)

Support has slipped among Conservative voters, from 75% agreeing last month to 67% now.

Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party

Agree 26% (+8)

Disagree 45% (-4)

Net agree -19 (+12 )

Nick Clegg is turning out to be a good leader of the Liberal Democrats

Agree 20% (-2)

Disagree 56% (+4)

Net agree -36 (-6)

Trust on the economy

I trust David Cameron and George Osborne to make the right decisions about the economy

Agree 26% (+1)

Disagree 55% (+1)

Net agree -29 (0)

I trust Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to make the right decisions about the economy

Agree 22% (+3)

Disagree 51% (-1)

Net agree -29 (+4)

“Out of touch”?

This Government is out of touch with ordinary voters

Agree 67% (-5)

Disagree 22% (+5)

Net agree +45 (-10 )


Leaving the European Union would be bad for the British economy in terms of lost jobs and trade

Agree 36%

Disagree 40%

Of Conservative voters, 37% agree, compared with 43% of Labour voters and 56% of Liberal Democrat voters.

If a referendum were held on Britain’s membership of the EU, I would vote for Britain to leave the EU

Agree 46%

Disagree 30%

Half (51%) of Conservative voters agree, compared with 42% of Labour voters and 39% of Lib Dem voters. Compare the 54-34% split in recent British Election Study (disapprove-approve of EU membership). Excluding don’t knows, this suggests a 61-39% vote to end Britain’s membership of the EU.

Methodology: ComRes interviewed 2,038 GB adults online on 16 and 17 May 2012. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full tables at ComRes.


May 19, 2012 - Posted by | Polls


  1. Yes the government is not in touch with the normal working glass , what I dont understand is why,
    the government will not give work to are people who make trains , and give are work to the Germans . If are people have work they pay taxes , yes , not get the sack and have to be giving money and not pay any tax , now what I mean .

    Comment by Paula du Luc | May 19, 2012 | Reply

  2. This one may interest you

    Survation/Mail On Sunday Poll CON 25.8% LAB 36.6% UKIP 11.5% LIB DEM 7.4%

    Again it shows a Labour lead of the same order of magnitude as most recent polls in this case 10.8% but an abominably low share for the Conservatives although Labour’s share is also down from % they have shown in other polls. Also interesting to see that this one swaps the places and shares of UKIP and LIb-Dem compared to the Com Res Poll.

    Comment by Steve Foley | May 20, 2012 | Reply

    • Steve – unlike other polls this one includes “don’t knows”, so you would need to factor up the party shares shown!! With UKIP shown on 11.5% I would see this as a rogue!

      Comment by Richard Willis | May 20, 2012 | Reply

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