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New ComRes Poll – Labour’s Lead Grows to 12%

There is a new ComRes online poll published in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday which shows the Labour lead growing to 12%:

           Conservative            31% (down 2%)

                                        Labour                      43% (up 2%)

                                        Lib Dem                    10% (no change)

                                        UKIP                            8% (down 1%)

In further findings:


If some EU powers cannot be restored to the UK, we should leave the EU

Agree 58%

Disagree 18%

Don’t know 23%

Of Conservative voters 66% agree; 53% of Labour voters; and 39% of Liberal Democrat voters, but this is still more than the 32% of Lib Dems who disagree.

The UK should leave the EU regardless

Agree 43%

Disagree 33%

Don’t know 24%

Of Conservative voters 45% agree and 31% disagree; even Labour voters agree by a margin of 39% to 37%; whereas only 23% of Lib Dem voters agree and 57% disagree.

The UK’s payments to the European Union budget should be cut rather than frozen

Agree 66%

Disagree 12%

Don’t know 22%

Other questions

Banks and pay-day loan companies should be required by law to tell borrowers the maximum they will have to pay on loans

Agree 92%

Disagree 2%

Big companies operating in Britain should not be permitted to use offshore bases to avoid paying tax in this country

Agree 84%

Disagree 7%

George Entwistle, who resigned as Director General of the BBC, should not have received his £1.32 million severance package

Agree 77%

Disagree 9%

Older people are more disapproving: 88% of those aged 65 and over agree.

MPs should not go on reality TV shows whilst they are still an MP

Agree 73%

Disagree 14%

Voters for Nadine Dorries’s own party are the most likely to be censorious: 78% agree.

The Government should prioritise a cut to fuel duty over other tax cuts

Agree 66%

Disagree 15%

Methodology: ComRes interviewed 2,024 GB adults online 14 – 16 November 2012. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults and by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full tables at


November 17, 2012 - Posted by | Polls

1 Comment »

  1. All over the shop these Polls though this one would seem to be closer to the actual results in Corby and elsewhere on 15th Nov. As I said of that one,I simply no longer look to Opinion Polls to give anything better than a trend If there are 3 or more from different pollsters all pointing in the same direction.

    Comment by Steve Foley | November 18, 2012 | Reply

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