Peter Hoskin

A Labour poll lead?

A Labour poll lead?
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ConservativeHome are reporting on a previously unseen Ipsos-Mori poll which gives Labour a 1 per cent lead.  The full figures are: Labour on 38 percent (up 6 percent from the previous poll); the Conservatives on 37 percent (down 5 percent); and the Lib Dems on 16 per cent (up 1 per cent).

It should be stressed that the poll was conducted before Peter Hain's resignation - but the start of the donations scandal; the run on Northern Rock; and the general-election-that-wasn't should all have been fresh in respondents' minds.  I wrote earlier that Gordon Brown "clearly sports a superior brand of Teflon suit" - after these results, his tailor certainly deserves a pay-rise.