Peter Hoskin

The Tories have a marginal lead

The Tories have a marginal lead
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Here's a new poll of marginal constituencies by YouGov / Channel 4.  On the whole, I guess the Tories will be pleased with it.  They're 7 points ahead of Labour (up 2 from a poll in October), and Cameron has a hefty lead on the question of who's the best leader for the future.  But there are some below-headline findings that may give them some small concern.  Brown is still regarded as a better "crisis leader", for instance (although, it should be said, Cameron is catching up with him).  And a clear majority think Cameron is "talking down the economy" for political advantage.  Still, overall, it makes much cheerier reading for CCHQ than for Number 10.