Peter Hoskin

The Harman bounce

The Harman bounce
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I kid, I kid – but it's still striking that Labour are pushing ahead in the polls as soon as Ed Miliband takes his paternity leave. According to today's YouGov poll, they are now 5 points ahead of the Tories: their biggest lead since 2007, and an escalation of the 2-point advantage they recorded in a couple of polls earlier this week. The question, of course, is whether this is a momentary blip, or representative of wider discontent over tuition fee rises and the like. In any case, here's the graph: