Peter Hoskin

It may not last long, but Brown will be happy with this boost

It may not last long, but Brown will be happy with this boost
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Over at UK Polling Report, Anthony Wells flags up a noteworthy poll boost for Labour.  In YouGov's daily tracker for Sky News, the party are up five points from last Friday's tracker poll.  Here are the headline numbers in full:

Conservatives --- 39 percent (down 1 percentage point since last Friday)

Labour --- 29 percent (up 5)

Lib Dems --- 20 percent (down 1)

Now, several large caveats apply: this is only a momentary snapshot; you'd expect Labour to get a boost during their conference anyway; the Tories still have a significant lead; and Brown is still operating against a politically-toxic backdrop.  But, ahead of his speech, this is still a little bit of good news for our PM.  With these numbers, and after Peter Mandelson's well-received address today, he may face a more receptive audience tomorrow than he would have done otherwise.