James Forsyth

Labour drops a point, Tory lead up to six

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The new YouGov numbers have the Tories steady on 38 and Labour down one to 32 while the LibDems are on 19. Again, these numbers are within the margin of the error. The biggest impact of these numbers will be to strengthen the Tory view that the Ahscroft affair is a media obsession of little interest to the electorate. But I find it hard to imagine that the whole sorry affair is not doing reputational damage to the party.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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