Few market moves as punters consider the impact of Rover
No new national polls to affect the markets today and there’s been no negative reaction for Labour on the demise of Rover, as might have been expected. The only move on the projected popular vote market has been a slight increase in the Lib Dem position. It seems that punters expect a falling off in the figures that Labour has seen in the recent polls with Charles Kennedy the person who will benefit. These figures are not totally comparable with standard opinion polls which exclude Northern Ireland. Last time Labour’s GB total was 1.3% ahead, the Tory party was 1% and the LDs were half a per cent greater than the all-UK totals.
SOUTH WEST POLL. Graham Dumper, a regular contributor to the site, has sent us details of the latest South West Poll which he runs. The vote shares are: CON 38%: LD 33%: LAB 25%. The area covered is the south-west England where in many places the battle is between the Lib Dems and the Tories.
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