A ComRes poll for ITV News/The Independent gives the Conservatives a four-point lead
The ComRes poll, broadcast on ITV News at Ten and published in The Independent, shows Conservatives on 33%, Liberal Democrats on 29%, Labour on 29% and Others on 9%.
This compares with figures from ComRes yesterday that put the Conservatives on 32%, Liberal Democrats on 31%, Labour on 28% and Others on 9%.
This poll gives Labour 277 seats - 49 short of an overall majority – Conservatives 248 seats and Liberal Democrats 93.
Looking at voting intentions based on gender: 26% of women intend to vote Liberal Democrat, compared to 33% of men; 32% of women intend to vote Labour, compared to 26% men; and the Conservatives rate 33% for both sexes.
Commissioned by ITV News/The Independent, ComRes also asked voters whether a hung parliament would affect their own financial situation, job prospects, overall quality of life or the way they felt about politicians. Overall ComRes found people are not frightened by the prospect of a hung parliament, but neither are they attracted by it:
Q. Would a hung parliament be good or bad for:
Your own financial situation
No difference 66%
You or your partner’s job prospects
No difference 75%
Your overall quality of life
No difference 62%
The way you feel about politicians
No difference 64%
Methodology note: ComRes telephoned a random sample of 1005 GB adults on 25-26 April 2010. Data were weighted to be representative of all adults and by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.