New YouGov Poll – Labour’s Lead Slashed to 5%
There is a new YouGov poll in today’s Sunday Times showing Labour’s lead cut to 5%:
Conservative 34% (up 5%)
Labour 39% (down 2%)
Lib Dem 10% (up 1%)
UKIP 11% (down 3%)
YouGov polls have been jumping around a bit over the last few weeks. On Friday we saw a poll giving Labour a 12% lead but that was conducted before the Autumn Statement when Labour’s economic weaknesses were so obviously exposed. This poll suggests that the Conservatives are performing much better now against Labour in the Midlands and London, where many of the marginal seats are to be found.
The poll above is compared with Friday’s YouGov which showed Labour having a 12% lead. This was clearly an outlier.