David Cameron's fightback hit by poll slump
Tom Clark and Patrick Wintour
The scale of the challenge facing David Cameron as he began a political fightback has been laid bare by a new Guardian/ICM poll showing Labour has leapt into an eight-point lead.
In the wake of a series of government mishaps since the budget, the poll showed the Conservatives down six points in a month from 39% to 33% while Labour had risen from 36% to 41%, giving the party its best poll lead for five years. The slump overturned what had appeared to be a stable Tory three-point lead ahead of the budget. The Lib Dems remain on 15%.
The Conservative slide is the biggest seen in the monthly Guardian/ICM series since the autumn of 2008, when the onset of the credit crunch briefly produced very volatile political conditions.
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"David Cameron's fightback hit by poll slump", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 29/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-cameron-s-fightback-hit-by-poll-slump