TOMORROW’S Times has a Populus poll putting the Tories just six points ahead of Labour. And GB’s personal ratings are at their highest since becoming prime minister.
Now, I’m not going to start claiming that Labour has the next election in the bag. But this isn’t good news for ‘Dave’, especially if this becomes a trend that is sustained. Oppositions – successful oppositions – tend to enjoy significantly greater leads at this point in any parliament.
Of course, this could be a blip, a rogue poll. The Tories’ lead – put at 13 points just yesterday, let’s not forget – could revert to double figures in the next couple of weeks. But if it doesn’t, the rumblings of discontent about Dave’s leadership will re-emerge.