Monday, October 6, 2014

Third Post-Conference Poll Puts Tories Ahead

Dave’s post-conference bounce continues this afternoon, with a national poll from Lord Ashcroft putting the Tories two points ahead of Labour. That’s the third poll since the PM’s speech to give the Tories a lead, following YouGov in the Sun on Friday and then in the Sunday Times. Still pointing toward a Labour victory…

Thursday, October 2, 2014

CON 35 / LAB 34: Tories Take Poll Lead for First Time Since 2012

Tories Out-Poll Labour On Almost Every Issue
Except “For Who Are You Going to Vote?”

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“Do you think the Labour government of 1997-2010 or the current Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government has been more effective in dealing with each of the following areas”?

This from YouGov’s poll for the Times RedBox would suggest that on every important issue the voters rate this government higher than the last Labour government. The personal leader ratings of Cameron are high and Miliband’s are tragic, so why is Labour polling a 7% voting intentions lead? Answers to Lynton Crosby on a postcard please… (Clue: it is purple.)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Balls Can Spin, But Labour Numbers Don’t Lie

As Ed Balls takes to the stage to try and pretend that his party has an economic credibility, the facts just do not fit the rhetoric.

Only four per cent of candidates standing for Labour at the next election think Gordon Brown’s government spent too much money.

Even after he left the country in the worst possible position to weather a global economic crisis, 85% of the next generation of Labour MPs believe Gordon’s spending was “about right”.

Only one in 25 believes Labour was spending too much, despite claims by Miliband and Balls that they had learned their economic lessons.

The survey by ComRes for the Sunday Politics, and revealed in Guido’s Sun column yesterday, also finds that 7% think that Britain is too generous to immigrants. A stunning 89% think our current system of unrestricted immigration from inside the EU is “a good thing”.

So much for Ed Miliband’s admission that Labour had “got it wrong” on immigration.

UPDATE: There was nothing but silence on the fact that Labour were running a boom-time deficit from 2002, but some faux contrition from Balls in his speech.

“The truth is we should have regulated those banks in a tougher way. It was a mistake. We should apologise for it.”

“We should have had tougher rules on immigration from Eastern Europe – it was a mistake not to”

Shame the next generation of Labour MPs do not agree.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FINAL YOUGOV POLL: No 54%, Yes 46%

FINAL POLL: Ipsos Mori Says No 53%, Yes 47%

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

YouGov/Sun: No 52%, Yes 48%
Survation/Record: No 53%, Yes 47%

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Ipsos Mori: 51% No, 49% Yes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tonight’s Poll Results in Full: No 52%, Yes 48%

In the hands of the undecideds…

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Two Eds Effect: Tories Open Up 25% Poll Lead on Economy

The gap between the Tories and Labour on trust on the economy has widened by 22% since Ed Balls became Shadow Chancellor. In March 2011, two months after Miliband gave Balls the job, Ipsos Mori had the Tories three points ahead at 31% to Labour’s 28%. Today they report the Tories are now up at 45%, while Labour have sunk to 20%. Who would have thought putting the two closest advisers to Gordon Brown in charge of Labour’s economic strategy would result in a lack of trust from the voters?


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