Wednesday, 16 March 2011

YouGov: Labour establish lead over both coalition partners

 As Anthony Wells over at UK Polling Report never tires of saying, one poll in isolation (subject as it is to margins of error) doesn't demonstrate a trend.

However, YouGov have now had a string of polls putting Labour at or ahead of the combined vote shares of both of the coalition partners.

In the last four daily polls that the firm has undertaken, Labour have been the preferred party for 44-45% of those likely to vote, around 10 percentage points clear of the Tories. The Liberal Democrats seem to have settled at around 9%.
The latest unemployment figures - showing unemployment at its highest for almost two decades and youth unemployment at a record high are unlikely to help the government reverse the trend.

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