Media Alert: Labour lead increases to 16 points as the Conservatives drop below 30 per cent
Voting intentions poll shows CON 28% (-3), LAB 44% (+1), LD 8% (-1), OTHER 19% (+2)
Labour increased their lead over the Conservatives this week to 16 points with the Conservatives dropping below the 30 per cent mark for the first time since the last election. The Liberal Democrats also polled poorly with their vote share dropping for the second consecutive week.
Whilst this could be good news for Labour it is too soon to draw any firm conclusions as all polls are subject to a margin of error.
It will be interesting to see whether this advantage is maintained in further polls or if it proves to be a momentary blip occurring, unfortunately for Cameron and Clegg, just as the parties enter conference season.
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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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