ComRes had been the pollster showing the narrowest Conservative lead – just 1% in the last two polls – but another survey from ComRes for tomorrow’s Independent shows the Tory lead up to 5%. Probably not enough to say – as Andrew Grice does – that "The Brown bounce is over" but welcome news nonetheless.
This survey will certainly further dampen election speculation. Ben Brogan has already said that there’ll be no election in the first half of 2009. But Jonathan had already told ConHome readers that on Saturday!