New ICM Poll – Labour Lead Doubles to 8%
There is a new ICM poll in the Guardian tomorrow showing Labour doubling their lead over the Conservatives to 8%:
Conservative 30% (down 4%)
Labour 38% (no change)
Lib Dem 13% (up 1%)
UKIP 10% (up 2%)
This month’s poll suggests a continuing gender gap in British politics. Among men, Labour and the Conservatives are tied on 32% each, but among women Labour enjoys a large lead – 45% versus 26%. The Conservatives continue to do far better with older voters – favoured by 40% of the over-65s – than the young, scoring just 21% among those aged 18 to 24.
Readers are reminded that ICM is considered the “gold standard” amongst pollsters and I have therefore always given a lot more weight to their findings alongside YouGov.
ICM Research interviewed a random sample of 1,004 adults aged 18+ by telephone on 8-10 November 2013. Interviews were conducted across the country and the results have been weighted to the profile of all adults.