Ethics election poll watch: Lib Dems and ‘Others’ gaining

By Press Office
April 8, 2010

The three opinion polls published today show the Lib Dems and ‘others’ mainly gaining, indicating that voters are not immediately moving to the two main parties. The 'smaller' vote is not just holding up, but increasing as the campaign gets underway. The one exception is the Populus poll for the Times which has Lib Dems gaining, but 'others' losing ground.

YouGov polling figures for The Sun conducted on 6th - 7th April) show:

• Others 12% (+1)
• Liberal Democrat 19% (+2)
• Labour 32% (nc)
• Conservative 37% (-3)

The Angus Reid poll for Political Betting undertaken on 6th-7th April show:

• Others 15% (nc)
• Liberal Democrat 22% (+2)
• Labour 26% (-1)
• Conservative 37% (-1)

The Populus poll for The Times undertaken on 6th Apr-7th Apr show:

• Others 8% (-2)
• Liberal Democrat 21% (+1)
• Labour 32% (+2)
• Conservative 39% (-1)

Ekklesia will be reporting on the polls from a slightly different perspective, in line with our 'ethics election' initiative. This will include speficially highlighting what's happening to the smaller parties and 'others' who often get ignored in the polls, but could be important in a balanced/ hung Parliament

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