But before David Cameron gets too excited, his ratings from the previous week remain unchanged, it was Ed Miliband’s ratings that slipped back, so Ed couldn’t maintain his lead for a fourth week.
Cameron net rating minus 26 (nc from last week)
Miliband net rating minus 28 (minus 5 from last week)
Clegg net rating minus 55 (nc from last week)
It will be interesting to see what the Ipsos-Mori ratings will show later on this month.
But given recent coverage and events, David Cameron will be delighted to be ahead of Ed Miliband.
Some other supplementaries
59% do not think Cameron has a grip on government.
More than two thirds think he is out of touch, and more people see him as weak than strong.
Asked about recent U-turns, half of those questioned by YouGov said the changes were a sign of weakness or incompetence. Only a third saw them as a sign that ministers were willing to listen.
The supplementary that stood out for me.
Do you think George Osborne is doing a good job or a bad job as Chancellor of the Exchequer?
Doing a good job 17%
Doing a bad job 61%
Cameron must be hoping that his figures don’t start resembling hisÂ neighbour’s figures.
The VI was
Lib Dems 8%
Note: Mike Smithson is on holiday until June 7th.