Ipsos MORI have published their monthly political monitor for the Evening Standard. Topline voting intentions, with changes from last month, are CON 31%(-2), LAB 40%(-3), LDEM 10%(+1), Others 19%(+4) (including Greens on 5% and UKIP on 6%).
Other questions suggest a sharp fall in the public’s regard of George Osborne, something that YouGov also picked in polling since the budget. Asked who will make the best Chancellor Ed Balls now leads Osborne by 37% to 29%, compared to the two men being pretty much neck and neck the last two times MORI asked the same question in March 2011 and March 2012. The change is almost entirely down to Osborne’s falling ratings, while Ed Balls’s ratings have remained very stable.