By Harry Phibbs
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There is a new ComRes poll out for the Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror. It shows Labour 36%, Conservatives 31%, UKIP 14% and Lib Dems 8%. The previous poll had a 6% Labour lead. However the methodology has changed helping the smaller parties. Apparently that would account for the notional drop of a point in the Labour lead.
However Labour will be disappointed not to do better as the previous poll was just after the announcement of the in/out EU referendum. Of course the polls are all over the place at the moment. But at this stage Labour should be expecting consistent double digit leads, shouldn't they.
UKIP will be delighted to be clearly ahead of the Lib Dems who are down from 10% last time.
On the economy Labour have fallen back:
I trust David Cameron and George Osborne to make the right decisions about the economy
Agree 27% (+2) Disagree 51% (-4) Net agree -24% (+6)
I trust Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to make the right decisions about
Agree 20% (-1) Disagree 55% (+3) Net agree -35% (-4)