A ComRes poll for ITV News/The Independent puts the Liberal Democrats on 31%, leaving Labour in third but with the largest number of seats
The ComRes poll, to be broadcast on ITV News at Ten and published in The Independent, will show Conservatives on 32%, Liberal Democrats on 31% and Labour on 28%. This compares with figures from ComRes yesterday that put the Conservatives on 34%, Liberal Democrats on 29% and Labour on 28%. Today’s Liberal Democrat vote share is that Party’s highest ever rating in a ComRes poll.
Despite being in third place behind the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, this poll gives Labour the most seats, 268, with the Conservatives on 238 seats and Liberal Democrats 112. Labour would be 58 seats short of an overall majority
Looking more closely at the figures, 21% of Labour supporters and 8% of Conservative supporters at the 2005 General Election have now switched to the Lib Dems.
Commissioned by ITV News/The Independent, ComRes also asked voters about the prospect of a hung parliament. 72% said they’d prefer a majority government, while 20% said they would prefer a hung parliament. When those who support a majority government were asked who they would prefer to see get a majority, 37% said Conservative, 29% Labour. Of those who said they would prefer a hung parliament, 27% opted for a Conservative government with Liberal Democrat support, while 56% opted for Labour government with support of the Lib Dems.
ComRes telephoned 1,003 GB adults between 24th and 25th April 2010. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. Data were also weighted by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.