James Forsyth

Tories up by seven in new YouGov poll

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The YouGov poll out tonight will ease Tory worries. It shows the Tories ahead by seven points, 39 to 32. Ten days ago, the Tories would not have been particularly happy about a seven point advantage. But seven points is much better than the two point lead they had this weekend and adds to the sense that they are moving on from their wobble. 

The key thing to watch is if the Tories, who have gained two points since the last poll, continue to trend upwards. The party will certainly breathe easier once it is back above the psychologically important forty percent mark.

There is also a ComRes poll out tonight which has the Tories ahead by five. That would, on a uniform swing, make Labour the largest party in the Commons.


Written byJames Forsyth

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

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