Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 12 July 2014

Polls: General Election 'too close to call'

Latest opinion polls say election is too close to call

The General Election is still too close to call as the campaign enters its last frenetic phase, according to polls.

Research by ComRes for ITV News and The Independent showed the parties' standings were unchanged on the previous day, with the Tories on 37%, Labour 29% and Liberal Democrats 26%.

If repeated evenly across the country on Thursday, the figures would leave David Cameron with the most seats, but still significantly short of an overall majority.

However, the poll also indicated that nearly four in 10 voters had yet to make a final decision on who to back.

  • ComRes telephoned 1,024 adults on May 2 and 3. Data was weighted to be demographically representative of all UK adults, and by past vote recall.

The daily YouGov tracker poll for The Sun suggested the Lib Dems could be losing ground, with Labour the main beneficiary.

The Tories were unchanged on 35%, while Gordon Brown's party was up two on 30% and Nick Clegg's down four on 24%.

If repeated evenly across the country on May 6, the findings would deliver a hung Parliament with Labour the largest party.

  • YouGov surveyed 1,461 adults on May 3 and 4.


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