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A ComRes poll for ITV News/The Independent gives the Conservatives a four-point lead

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Date Published
26 Apr 2010

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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

Good                            10%

Bad                              24%

No difference                 66%

 

You or your partner’s job prospects

Good                            10%

Bad                              16%

No difference                 75%

 

Your overall quality of life

Good                            15%

Bad                              23%

No difference                 62%

 

The way you feel about politicians

Good                            17%

Bad                              20%

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.

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