The monthly online ComRes poll for the Sunday Indy and Sunday Mirror has topline figures of CON 37%(-1), LAB 39%(+1), LDEM 10%(-1), Others 14%. Changes are from the last online ComRes poll in mid-September. No significant change there from conference season (or the Liam Fox kerfuffle, though the poll was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday).
The rest of the poll is the normal Independent fare of agree/disagree statements. The most interesting ones are probably those that are trends. ComRes asked if people agreed with the statement “Scotland should be an independent country”, and found people pretty evenly divided, 39% agreeing, 38% disagreeing.
The ComRes press release, which John Rentoul largely echoes here, says “Scottish independence, now backed by majorities in both Scotland and the rest of the UK”. This is somewhat over-egging the pudding, given the overall UK split is so close, the Scottish sub-sample is only 146 people so shouldn’t be given much weight, and if you take out Scottish respondents from the poll, the “rest of the UK (sic)” don’t actually seen to have a plurality in favour of Scottish independence – it is even stevens! Still, what is notable is the rise in support since the last time ComRes asked it in May 2011, when people disagreed with the statement by 42% to 33%.