Latest Poll Information for 10 March
|Party||BBC Poll Tracking||LSE Poll Tracking|
|Per cent||Per cent|
|Last Change||9 March||10 March|
Both Labour and the Conservatives have lost a point each, according to our median smoothing measure, with the Other parties gaining two points to 14 per cent – not all that far from the Liberal Democrats’ position. The BBC’s measure takes the 8th’s YouGov poll as its latest figure, with the gap between Labour and the Conservatives narrowing from 9 points to 5 points.
Today’s Harris Interactive/Metro poll puts Labour on 29 per cent and the Conservatives on 37 per cent. While this is broadly in-line with our recent figures for Conservative polling, it is about 2 to 3 points below Labour’s recent polling by our measure, so it will be interesting to see if this is consistent with polls from the near future. What is also interesting about this poll (and the Opinium poll of 8 March) is that the ‘Other’ parties support has increased from 16 to 17 per cent. Looking at this alongside our combined measure which puts polling at 14 per cent for these parties, it does seem that there is a noticeable swing away from the major parties.