James Forsyth

Tories hit 45%

Tories hit 45%
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Today’s YouGov poll showing the Tories reaching 45% will send the party into the holidays in high spirits. If they can sustain this rating into the New Year, they’ll vastly increase the chances that Labour will turn in on itself. Gordon Brown, whose approval rating is now -26 compared to +48 in August, will come under even more pressure if things do not improve in the near future.

Two numbers from the poll should particularly cheer the Tories. David Cameron and George Osborne now have a 7 point lead over Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling on who would do more for your family’s standard of living. While 77% think that a lot of the money pumped into public services in the last ten years has been wasted.

Written byJames Forsyth

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

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