Voting intentions poll shows CON 31% (+2), LAB 37% (-2), LD 9% (-1), UKIP 13% (+1), OTHER 10% (+1)
Since last week, the predicted share of the vote for Labour is down two points to 37% whilst for the Conservatives it is up two points to 31%. Labour’s lead over the Conservatives now stands at six points; this is the smallest it has been in a Kantar Public poll since March 2012.
It should be noted that it is important to not view individual polls in isolation and that the change in results observed for Labour and the Conservatives are within the bounds of normal fluctuation.
The UKIP share of the vote is largely unchanged since last week, suggesting that David Cameron’s harder line on Europe is doing little to undermine UKIP support so far. The Liberal Democrats remain in fourth place, four points below UKIP.
Notes to editors:
Kantar Public interviewed a representative sample of 1,198 people between 11th-14th January 2013.
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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