New ICM Poll – Conservatives Just 5% Behind Labour
There is a new ICM poll in the Guardian today showing the Conservatives remaining just 5% behind Labour after closing the gap last month:
Conservative 34% (down 2%)
Labour 39% (down 2%)
Lib Dem 14% (up 3%)
UKIP 3% (down 1%)
Underlying the stable overall picture are signs of deepening disillusion towards politicians on all sides – especially on the all-important terrain of the economy. After a month which saw the eurozone crisis reach new heights, voters are increasingly disinclined to believe that the government or the opposition will do much to help them weather the storm.
When asked to put aside party preference and consider only who they would trust to run the economy properly, just 36% of voters endorse David Cameron and George Osborne, which is a substantial eight-point decline on the 44% rating they enjoyed on the same questions just a month ago. The only comfort for the prime minister and chancellor is that their Labour counterparts have taken an identical eight-point dive in the financial trust stakes, falling from 35% to 27% over the same four weeks, with growing numbers refusing to indicate trust for either team.
ICM Research interviewed a random sample of 1002 adults aged 18+ on 22-24th June 2012. Interviews were conducted across the country and the results have been weighted to the profile of all adults.