Sunday, August 01, 2004

New opinion poll

Labour 32%, Conservatives 31%, Libs 24%, others 13%, according to Mori in the Independent on Sunday.

In addition to the slender lead the poll is good news for Labour.

MORI's polling also shows a strong recovery in perceptions of the economy and of public services, with the electorate on balance expecting education, policing and the NHS to improve over the next year.

Furthermore it's not such good news for the Tories, with Michael Howard's personal rate continuing to slide.

In January, his "satisfied" rating exceeded "dissatisfied" by 8 points. His rating turned negative in April, with a 2-point net "dissatisfied" rating, which increased to 12 points in June and stands at 16 points now.