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New YouGov Poll – Labour Increases Lead to 10%

There is a new YouGov poll for tomorrow’s Sun newspaper which shows Labour’s lead increasing to 10% with the Conservatives, Lib Dems and UKIP unchanged:

                   Conservative               34% (no change)

                   Labour                         44% (up 2%)

                                                     Lib Dem                       10% (no change)

                                                     UKIP                               6% (no change)

This poll is bang on the recent average of Labour leads with YouGov. It will be interesting to see whether the success of Team GB in the Olympics or today’s coalition spat over House of Lords and Parliamentary boundary reforms have any effect in the coming days and weeks.

Changes shown are compared to the last YouGov poll I reported on 31 July.


August 6, 2012 - Posted by | Polls |


  1. Well i have got my wish. Good riddance to Uber Cameroon Mench and a by-election in a Tory Marginal seat at last! The only bad thing is the undue delay in holding the by-election , the pundits saying it will not be until November 2012. No matter, at least there is a TRUE test of Labour’s strength, whether UKIP, who didn’t stand there last time can make any impact, and whether the Lib-Dems can hold their own or will go into meltdown?

    My own prediction is a Labour win by about a 2,000 to 2,500 majority. The Tories can afford to lose this by-election but Labour cannot afford not to win it.

    Comment by Steve Foley | August 7, 2012 | Reply

    • I suspect that you under estimate the majority Steve

      Comment by Howard Thomas | August 8, 2012 | Reply

      • Howard, I was taught to be cautious.

        Comment by Steve Foley | August 8, 2012

    • I thought you would be happy!

      Comment by Richard Willis | August 8, 2012 | Reply

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