Only the third non-YouGov poll in six weeks
The online pollster, YouGov, is now so dominant with its daily polls exclusively for Rupert Murdoch’s News International that getting a survey from another firm, particuarly a phone pollster, is something of an occasion.
Tonight’s numbers from ComRes for the Indy tomorrow shows different party shares from the YouGov’s that we have been seeing every day but the trend is broadly the same.
ComRes is a phone pollster using past vote weighting which finished up in the top half of the 2010 General Election polling accuracy table.
What does stand out is the 12 point share for others – SNP/PC/GRN/UKIP/BNP – which is in marked contrast to what YouGov has been reporting. In one recent survey it had the total for the five parties at just five points. It’s having fewer points for others and a much lower LD figure which is behind YouGov’s highish shares for the Tories and Labour.
Even though it has the lowest ComRes share for the LDs since early April tonight’s poll will be viewed with a sense of relief by the yellows after watching their YouGov total drop to 12 points at the start of last week.
UPDATE: YouGov has the yellows up to 15%. CON 40%: LAB 36%: LD15%