James Forsyth

Polling cheer for Cameron

Polling cheer for Cameron
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Today’s poll in The Independent is striking not only for the fact that it gives the Tories an 11 point lead but for how broad it finds Tory support with the party ahead among every social group, in every part of the country except Scotland and among all age groups apart from 18 to 24 year olds.

This far out from an election, one poll isn’t particularly meaningful and Come Res, The Independent’s pollsters, are generally more favourable to the Tories than other pollsters. But even with these caveats, this poll is a nice boost to the Tories and suggests that while they might have failed to land a knock out blow on the government over Northern Rock, they still have the advantage over Labour. 

Written byJames Forsyth

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

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