The Conservatives have moved ahead of Labour for the first time since September 2011 in the monthly telephone survey by ComRes for The Independent.
It puts the Tories on 31 per cent (up two points since last month); Labour on 30 per cent (down two points); UKIP on 17 per cent (up one point); the Liberal Democrats on 8 per cent (down four points); the Greens on 7 per cent (up two points) and others on 7 per cent (up one point).
According to ComRes, three in five people (59 per cent) say that when deciding how they will vote, the parties’ policies on healthcare and the NHS will matter more to them than those on the economy. One in three (34 per cent) say that policies on the economy will be more important than those on health.
People trust David Cameron as much as Ed Miliband on NHS funding. Some 29 per cent say they trust the Prime Minister to ensure the NHS has enough money, while 65 per cent disagree. Some 28 per cent trust the Labour leader, while 65 per cent disagree.