Voting intentions poll shows CON 26% (-2), LAB 41% (+1), LD 8% (-2), UKIP 16% (+4), OTHER 9% (-1)

The Conservatives had a poor week as they dropped another two points in the first full Kantar Public poll since the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was released on December 5th. This puts them at 26%; a five point drop in the last two weeks and the lowest level yet recorded by Kantar Public.

Labour have been holding steady over the last few weeks but the Conservatives’ poor showing means their lead has increased to 15 points. The Liberal Democrats dropped two points, putting them on 8%.

UKIP appear to be the main beneficiary from Conservatives’ woes as they pick up another four points to rise to 16%. UKIP have now increased their poll share by nine points over the last three weeks.

It should be noted that the results for the Conservatives and UKIP are at the extreme end of what other polling companies have recorded over the last week and, as ever, it is important to not view individual polls in isolation. However, these findings do suggest that the Autumn Statement has done the Conservatives no immediate good.

Notes to editors:
Kantar Public interviewed a representative sample of 1,192 people between 7th-10th 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.
Further information is available upon request.

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