James Forsyth

Tories at 40 and ahead by nine with YouGov

Tories at 40 and ahead by nine with YouGov
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The drop in the Tory lead to five points in the YouGov daily tracker caused some concern in Tory circles last night. But this evening, the Tory lead is nine and the party is at the psychologically important 40 percent mark. The figures are Tories 40, Labour 31 and Lib Dems 18. On a uniform national swing, this would leave the Tories six short of an overall majority. But in reality, it would lead to a working Tory majority. Another piece of good news for the Tories in the poll is that there is strong support for their proposed National Citizens Service with 77 percent of those surveyed endorsing the idea.

Of tomorrow’s front pages that are in, the most interesting is the Indy’s which has Andrew Adonis urging Labour supporters in Lib Dem Tory marginals to vote Lib Dem to try and deny the Tories a majority.

Written byJames Forsyth

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

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