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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.


December 8, 2013 - Posted by | Polls | ,


  1. So YouGov reports a 12% Labour lead on Friday and two days later only a 5% Labor lead. Bit fishy no?

    Comment by 21stcnow | December 8, 2013 | Reply

  2. The conservative party up 5 , you would say that , you have now given your self that is the government 11 per / cent rise , while we get ripped off . when I say that I hate the cons it’s true . The conservative party are the con / artists !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Roy Spearman | December 8, 2013 | Reply

    • Roy – that is a ridiculous statement!! I/we have not given anyone an 11% rise. An independent body has recommended an 11% rise for MPs (not the Government). Many MPs of all parties are looking for ways NOT to implement the rise recommended by the pay review body but Parliament now no longer votes on its own pay!!

      Comment by Richard Willis | December 8, 2013 | Reply

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