New YouGov Poll – More Trouble for Ed Miliband as Labour’s Lead Shrinks
There is a new YouGov poll in today’s Sun newspaper showing Labour’s lead in line with many other recent polls at a lowly 3%:
Conservative 34% (no change)
Labour 37% (down 1%)
Lib Dem 9% (down 2%)
UKIP 13% (up 3%)
There have been some recent YouGov polls showing Labour 6-7% ahead but that now seems to be the greatest lead they can achieve. Following a dismal summer of relentless criticism of Miliband’s leadership failures the party is barely ahead of the Conservatives.
In further findings YouGov’s results show the Conservatives maintaining a substantial lead over Labour on the crucial matter of economic competence and who is to blame for current austerity policies. Just 25% blame the Coalition for the cuts while 36% blame Labour.
Changes shown are compared to the last YouGov poll I reported on 6 August.