Poll positions

Watch out for ‘Fergie Time’

Lewis Baston  |  22 November 2013

Labour has had quite a good month in the polls. The party’s share has edged up since mid-October, from the neighbourhood of 37 per cent to something more like 39-40 per cent, while the Conservatives may have softened a bit over the last couple of weeks in particular. The Liberal Democrats and United Kingdom Independence …

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‘Watch the share, not the gap’

Lewis Baston  |  25 October 2013

The usual pattern for opinion polling over conference season is that each party gets a shortlived bump in support stemming from their conference, but the effect vanishes quickly and within a couple of weeks of the end of the Conservative conference the parties’ poll ratings will be back to where they were before any of …

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