Ipsos MORI don’t have a political monitor this month (they are reviewing their sampling points), but they have released voting intention figures from their telephone Omnibus. The topline voting intention figures, with changes from MORI’s last poll (conducted at the start of the month for the Sun) are CON 41% (+1), LAB 32% (-3), LDEM 17% (+4).
The poll was conducted between the 23rd and 27th (Friday to Tuesday), so as with YouGov’s poll most of the data would have been collected before Labour’s problems with funding.
The trend is the same as we’ve seen elsewhere – the Conservatives steady at around 40%, Labour heading downwards, and the Lib Dems recovering from their October lows. This isn’t the biggest Conservative lead MORI have reported in recent times – they had a 10 point lead back in May – but it does look like here too Labour are back in the sort of position they were in during the end days of Tony Blair’s premiership.
Hopefully we’ll have some Sunday polls that were conducted towards the end of this week, so we can gauge the ongoing effect of Labour’s troubles…although more important will be what the polls look like in a couple of weeks time when the immediate bad headlines have gone and we can see what lasting damage Labour’s recent problems have had.