Posted by Chris Gilson.
Latest Poll Information for 30 April
|Party||Sky News Poll Tracking||LSE Poll Tracking|
|Per cent||Per cent|
|Last Change||30 April||30 April|
|Tory Lead over Labour||+7||+7|
There are few new polls to add to our State of the Race measure today, which shows little change. Labour drops one percentage point by our measure, which has been picked up by the ‘Other’ parties to take them to 11 per cent. In Sky’s measure, the Liberal Democrats have also lost a point to take them to 27 per cent, again with that point going to the ‘Other’ parties. Both measures have the Conservatives with a 6-7 per cent lead over the other two parties. So far polls have not shown any big Labour drop from ‘bigot-gate’ and it is too early to see if David Cameron’s more highly rated performance in last night’s debate on economic affairs has any effects.
Who won the Economic Affairs Debate? Polling 30 April
|Leader||Guardian ICM||Sun/YouGov||ITV/ComRes||Angus Reid||Populus||Median||Median of 22 April Debate|
According to four of the five instant polls taken after the debate, David Cameron performed best, and in the fifth poll he tied with Nick Clegg. Clegg on the other hand has had his performance fall by one point overall in comparison to last week’s debate. Gordon Brown has slipped into the mid 20s range, where he was after the first debate, so it looks unlikely that economic policy has delivered any form of fightback for Labour so far.