Support for Labour is sinking as faith in the UK’s economic recovery builds, according to a new Guardian/ICM poll.
Ed Miliband’s party drops two points on the month to stand at 35%, which is just three points ahead of David Cameron’s Conservatives, who stand still on 32%. Labour’s lead in the Guardian’s respected 30-year polling series is thus squeezed to three percentage points, down from five last month and eight points in November.
The Liberal Democrats climb two, to reach 14%, and Ukip edges up one, to stand at 10%.
The scores of both the main government and opposition parties are now back to where they were last August, before Miliband’s popular conference promise to freeze domestic fuel bills.
The economic news since has mostly been positive since, with falling inflation as well as unemployment, which could reduce the resonance of Labour’s “cost of living crisis” pitch.
via The Guardian
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