There is at least one new poll tonight and there may well be others. As John Rentoul said in his post earlier today, while we had a few polls conducted immediately after the Hoon-Hewitt attempted coup (which mostly showed a small shift away from Labour), today’s poll or polls will be the first conducted after the dust has settled on that, and will give us the first indication of whether it did actually result in a genuine shift back towards the Conservatives or whether it was just a short term blip from bad publicity.


11 Responses to “New ComRes poll later tonight”

  1. according to guidofawkes:

    Con 42% (+4) Lab 29% (nc) LD 19% (nc)

  2. If that’s anything like previous polls, that will mean something like a 16/17% lead in England Wales.

  3. More good news for the LDs, where is this boost coming from?

    To be honest, every party can be happy. Labour are holding up around 30 well and the Tories have an above 10 point lead.

  4. Cons up 4 from “others”

    What’s that about?

  5. Andrew Grice on the Indy blog

    “A majority of people want the Government to scrap the Trident nuclear missile system, according to the latest ComRes poll for The Independent. By 58 to 35 per cent, people believe the £25bn renewal programme should not go ahead because of the state of the public finances.
    That’s the good news for those politicians who are sharpening an axe. The bad news for them is that voters want spending on health and education to rise in real terms every year.
    The finding on Trident will be welcomed by Labour figures who are pressing Gordon Brown to sink Trident, as it bolsters their argument that it would be a popular move. But there’s not much cheer for Labour in the poll, which puts the Tories 16 points ahead.

  6. Andrew Grice on the Indy blog

    “A majority of people want the Government to scrap the Trident nuclear missile system, according to the latest ComRes poll for The Independent. By 58 to 35 per cent, people believe the £25bn renewal programme should not go ahead because of the state of the public finances.
    That’s the good news for those politicians who are sharpening an axe. The bad news for them is that voters want spending on health and education to rise in real terms every year.
    The finding on Trident will be welcomed by Labour figures who are pressing Gordon Brown to sink Trident, as it bolsters their argument that it would be a popular move. But there’s not much cheer for Labour in the poll, which puts the Tories 16 points ahead.“

    Forgot this site doesn’t like HTML, so this is a plain post.

  7. Anthony

    My posts in moderation because of details being leaked while restricted?

  8. Oldnat – that Andrew Grice post is from months ago.

  9. @ Quincel

    “To be honest, every party can be happy. Labour are holding up around 30 well and the Tories have an above 10 point lead.”

    So, you think GB will be happy at holding 30%, a 10% gap between him and DC?

    Let’s ask the labour inclined blog members if they agree.

    (Of course here I refer to the Labour and Conservative parties)

  10. Anthony

    Oops!

  11. @ Colin

    4% could be from a mixture of UKIP and undecided ( but cant be sure). Lets be honest most UKIP supporters know the game is up and would they really like to see a 4th term of this present government.