Peter Hoskin

Boris’s biggest lead yet

Boris's biggest lead yet
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More great news for Boris today.  Our Man notches up his biggest lead yet in the latest Evening Standard / YouGov poll; claiming 49 percent of first preference votes - whilst Ken languishes on 36 percent.  That's a hefty advantage of 13 percent, then.  When second preference votes are allocated, Boris is on 56 percent, with Ken on 44 percent.

These results tally with recent Evening Standard / YouGov polls, which have given Boris 10 and 12-point leads.  But they're out of line with last week's Guardian / ICM poll, which had the two leading candidates neck-and-neck.  Already Team Livingstone is whining that YouGov employs "flawed methodology".  I wonder whether that's more out of hope than conviction.