Tory lead drops to 6% in ICM poll for News of the World - but YouGov has it increasing to 7%
Tomorrow's News of the World carries an ICM poll showing the Conservative lead having fallen 3 points since the ICM poll for the Guardian at the beginning of the week, and now standing at 6%.
The parties' standings are:In advance of Wednesday's Budget, just 17% of people say they want to see tax rises, with 44% saying they should stay the same and 34% want tax cuts.
However, only 22% of voters say that Alistair Darling's announcements will help them make up their mind on how to vote come the general election, with 77% saying it will make no difference. The poll of 1,002 voters was carried out on Wednesday and Thursday.
YouGov daily tracker numbers for the Sunday Times are out and show the Tory lead increasing 3 points to 7%:The YouGov poll was conducted more recently than the ICM poll, so the hard-hitting Conservative message on Labour and the Unite strike would appear to have had some impact.