ODDLY, this YouGov poll for The Daily Telegraph was hidden away on page 2, rather than the front page, of the paper. And it’s buried way down the page on the web edition. Can’t think why.
The numbers are: Conservative 40, Labour 36, LibDems 14.
With the Tories’ ratings hovering at a fairly consistent 40 per cent, Labour’s support tends to be rising or falling depending on how the Liberals are doing. Interestingly, according to YouGov, these figures, if replicated in a general election, would make Labour the largest party in a hung parliament.
Aside from the headline figures, the rest of the poll is a mixed bag for both main partiues:
Today’s poll found that 60 per cent of the public support the Government’s temporary cut in Vat and 72 per cent welcome the new higher-rate tax band. However, just 28 per cent of those questioned believe the pre-Budget report will personally benefit them. Only 27 per cent of people think that Mr Darling’s announcements this week will lessen the impact of the economic crisis