A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The forward march of Labour renewed

Tonight's ICM poll:

Con 40% (no change)
Lab 31% (+2)
LD 18% (-1)

Best ICM score for Labour since March.

Yesterday's YouGov poll:

Con 40% (no change)
Lab 31% (+4)
LD 16% (-2)

Equal best YouGov score for Labour since April.

Being a partisan blogger whose aim in life is to cheer up Labour supporters, I'm using my editorial prerogative to ignore Sunday's ComRes poll.


Blogger Hughes Views said...

Good choice re the ComRes poll!

If one factors in the couple of percent extra a sitting government often picks up from the main opposition party during the short campaign, this would put us back as the largest party (according to the Electoral Calculus model)...

10:35 pm, December 14, 2009

Blogger Al Widdershins said...

Very much approve of the Hobsbawm reference.

2:12 am, December 16, 2009

Blogger Merseymike said...

I think these figures are probably accurate

6:28 pm, December 17, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Luke,

The same ComRes poll has just put the Tories back ahead with a 17 point lead.

After seeing Browns performance yesterday on the BBC I'm surprised it's that low - I don't trust that poll.

Judging by Brown and his governments performance over the last few weeks, anyone who doesn't think the Tories are at least 20 points ahead is on drugs.

10:22 am, January 04, 2010


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