Labour 36% (nc, +4)
Lib Dem 14% (-3, +2)
Other 12% (+2, nc)
Change since last ComRes poll (Independent 2 December), and since last IoS/ComRes poll (16 November) in brackets.
That suggests that Gordon Brown is still closing on the Conservatives, pushing the average of the polls towards the lower end of the recent range, from the one-point Conservative lead reported by ComRes in The Independent on 2 December to a 15-point lead reported by ICM in The Guardian on 29 November. (In between have been Populus, four points; Ipsos-MORI, 11 points; and YouGov, four points; see Anthony Wells's Polling Report.)
ComRes also asked respondents if they agreed or disagreed with the following statements.
Taxes would be lower if the Conservatives were in government:
The fall in the value of the pound shows that Gordon Brown’s economic plans probably won’t work:
The Conservative response to the economic crisis seems to me like a ‘do nothing’ strategy:
The Labour Government is planning to borrow too much:
Interesting that as many as 39 per cent disagree that the fall in the pound is a vote of no confidence in Brown's policy. But also that people are evenly divided over that most brutal piece of Brown spin, that the Cameron approach is a "do-nothing" strategy.
ComRes telephoned 1,003 GB adults on 10 and 11 December 2008. Data were weighted by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full tables at ComRes.