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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.


August 22, 2013 - Posted by | Polls |

1 Comment »

  1. Meanwhile back in the real world of “real votes” . In the four local by elections on Thursday UKIP polled 12.2,% , 23.0% , 25.0% , 26.5% . Adding all the votes together UKIP polled 20.0% , and the Conservatives 24.0% of the vote.

    Comment by brian | August 24, 2013 | Reply

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