Recording the return of Tory rule to the UK - and its consequences
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Public support for the coalition evaporates (especially for the Lib Dems)
The latest YouGov polling shows that the leaderless Labour Party are now only 2% behind the Tories (on these figures, the former are up 9% on their general election share). For the first time, overall positive approval of the coalition government has disappeared - the proportion of people approving and disapproving of the government is now neck-and-neck.
The Lib Dems, meanwhile, have equalled their 12% score that they polled at the end of July, which was their lowest score since 2007, in the immediate aftermath of the exit of Menzies Campbell. They are now more than 11 percentage points down on their election score.