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New YouGov Poll – Tories Cut Labour Lead to 6%

There is a new YouGov poll in today’s Sunday Times newspaper showing the Conservatives cutting Labour’s lead back to 6%:

                   Conservative               35% (up 2%)

                   Labour                         41% (down 1%)

                                                     Lib Dem                       12% (up 1%)

                                                     UKIP                              7% (no change)

This is very much in accord with the ComRes poll I reported yesterday. It is worth noting that the Opinium poll in the Observer was largely conducted BEFORE David Cameron’s big EU speech and certainly before its contents were reported in the press. It is therefore now pretty irrelevant.

David Cameron continues to do better than the other two party leaders in his approval ratings which are -15%, well ahead of Ed Miliband on -26% who appears to be a drag on his party’s rating. Nick Clegg is on -51%.

Changes shown are compared to the last YouGov poll I reported on 20 January.


January 27, 2013 - Posted by | Polls |


  1. I refer to the answer I gave yesterday to a broadly similar Poll report, albeit much longer, on this Blog.

    1 ENJOY ! I don’t grudge you the pleasure of that.

    2 Advice to Labour , SACK ED MILIBAND and promise an In/Out Referendum on the EU.

    Have a happy weekend Richard but I wonder how long this Poll boost will last for Cameron and Co?

    Comment by Steve Foley | January 27, 2013 | Reply

    • Steve – for as long as Labour ignore your sage advice they will continue to struggle to persuade the British people.

      I agree that this poll boost may be transitory unless the government develops a narrative across a range of issues which convince the public. So far the Govt is like the Curate’s egg – good in parts. We need a credible and un-leaked Budget which promotes growth and helps the ordinary working man/woman.

      Take care!

      Comment by Richard Willis | January 27, 2013 | Reply

  2. UKIP is the only way forward

    Sign this petition to restrict Bulgarian and Romanians from entering the UK:

    Sign this petition to allow UKIP to take part in the 2015 TV election debates:

    Comment by Stuart Jones | January 27, 2013 | Reply

    • I am waiting with interest for the next Opinion Poll to see if the drop in the Labour lead is trending down as is UKIP’s share and they are just behind the Lib-Dems.

      Comment by Steve Foley | January 27, 2013 | Reply

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