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Labour pulls out eight-point lead

Labour has moved into an eight-point opinion poll lead, according to the latest survey of voters.

Research by Opinium for The Observer put Ed Miliband's Opposition up one point over the last fortnight to 37%, while the Tories slipped back one to 29%.

Ukip maintain a solid hold on third place, gaining three points to 19% - with the Liberal Democrats stalled at 7%.

Mr Miliband still lags behind Prime Minister David Cameron on personal approval ratings however by 25% to 37%.

Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 1,960 British adults from September 9 to 11.

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