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New YouGov Poll – Tories Cut Labour’s Lead to 1%

There is a new YouGov poll in today’s Sun newspaper showing the Conservatives cutting Labour’s already meagre poll lead to just 1%:

                   Conservative                37% (up 2%)

                   Labour                          38% (down 1%)

                                                     Lib Dem                        10% (up 1%)

                                                     UKIP                             10% (no change)

As the Party Conference season fades from the public’s memory so is Labour’s poll lead. 37% is the highest we have seen the Conservatives in YouGov’s daily polling series for a long time and equal to their share at the last General Election. We will have to see if it is maintained in other polls this week or if it is an outlier. However, for Labour and the Conservatives to be effectively neck and neck is very bad news for Ed Miliband and the Labour Party.

The poll above is compared with the last YouGov poll I reported on 8 Oct and confirms other recent polls with a smaller Labour lead and lower UKIP share.

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October 15, 2013 - Posted by | Polls | ,

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