Populus’s latest twice-weekly poll is out, and has topline figures of CON 34%, LAB 37%, LDEM 12%, UKIP 9%. Full tabs here. Meanwhile YouGov’s daily poll for the Sun this morning has topline figures of CON 33%, LAB 40%, LDEM 9%, UKIP 11% (tabs here.
YouGov’s seven point Labour lead is down from the nine points in yesterday’s poll but still suggests some degree of conference boost. Populus meanwhile doesn’t show any conference improvement for Labour at all. Funnily enough we saw the same pattern last week – YouGov showed the polls briefly narrowing after the Lib Dem conference, Populus didn’t. It could be some subtle methodological difference, or could be a co-incidence. Better not to worry too much about it during conference season, just enjoy the ride and see where the polls end up once all three have faded from the news.