Voting intentions poll shows CON 28% (-3), LAB 40% (-1), LD 10% (+2), UKIP 12% (+2), OTHER 10% (nc)
Labour’s double digit advantage over the Conservatives continued this week with their lead standing at 12 points. This increase came about largely as a result of a 3 point fall in Conservative support, leaving them on 28% and equalling their worst performance in a Kantar Public poll.
The Conservative fall may also have come at the expense of UKIP, who recorded their highest share of the vote in a Kantar Public poll at 12%, an increase of 2 points on last week. The Liberal Democrats also had a positive week with a 2 point increase to 10%, however they continue to trail UKIP for the second week running.
With a number of key political events having taken place in the last two weeks such as the European summit and the publication of the Leveson report, it will be interesting to see over the coming weeks whether these changes represent a genuine shift in public opinion, or just a blip.
Notes to editors:
Kantar Public interviewed a representative sample of 1,196 people between 29th November and 3rd December, 2012.
All interviews were conducted as online self-completion. The data is weighted to match population totals for age, sex, social grade, working status, presence of children, 2010 voting patterns and region.
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