IpsosmoriI have not had this poll confirmed authoritatively but it comes from a usually good source. This Ipsos-MORI survey for The Sun suggests that the lead identified by YouGov at the weekend has been maintained.  The Blackpool party conference bounce has hardened because of the effect of ‘Brown’s Black Saturday’.  More in the morning…

8.15am update:

  • 47% think Gordon Brown was right not to hold an autumn election; 42% think he was wrong.
  • 58% thought Brown would make the best PM back in September versus just 17% for David Cameron.  The gap has now narrowed to 45% over 29%.
  • Gordon Brown’s trustworthy rating has tumbled from +17 in August to +5 whilst David Cameron’s rating has risen from -14 to +4.

More in The Sun.

The Sun Says column recommends that Gordon Brown turns things round by "responding to fears about ballooning taxes and wasteful spending" and by honouring a pledge to hold a referendum on the EU Treaty.

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