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Tory lead soars to 17% again in new ComRes poll - but is down to 9% with YouGov - and is 11% in BPIX poll

Tomorrow's Independent on Sunday carries a new ComRes poll (carried out on Wednesday and Thursday) which hopefully marks the beginning of a return to double-digit leads for the party. The numbers are:

ComRes Comparisons are with the ComRes poll published two weeks ago.

Other key findings from the survey include:

  • 70% disagree with the suggestion that David Cameron's Eton education makes it harder for him to be a good prime minister for the whole country (only 20% agree)
  • 66% agree that the Government’s plans for heavier taxes on people with high incomes are fair (28% disagree)
  • There is a 46%-46% split on whether married couples should be given tax breaks that are not available to unmarried couples 
  • 34% agree that the Conservatives have the right ideas about how to get Britain out of recession (46% disagree)

7.45pm update: News tonight also of a new YouGov poll for the Sunday which has a different set of figures. They are:

YouGov 9pm update:

The Mail on Sunday has a BPIX poll - for which 2,036 people were interviewed on Thursday and Friday - which has the following figures:

Conservatives - 41%
Labour - 30%
Lib Dems - 17%

UK Polling Report computes those numbers into a Conservative Commons majority of 38.

Jonathan Isaby


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