With less than a fortnight to go before the general election, the latest YouGov poll for today's Sunday Times (26 April) gives Labour a 2% lead over the Conservatives, down 2% on last week.
According to YouGov, 34% said they would vote Labour, down from 36% a week ago; 32% said they would vote Tory, down 1%; and Ukip showed a slight gain of 1% on 14%. The Liberal Democrats share of the vote was unchanged on 9%. The Green Party also show a gained of 1% to 6%.
However a poll conducted for today's Observer by Opinium has the Conservatives leading by one per cent over Labour. Opinium has the Tories on 34%, Labour on 33%, Ukip 13%, Libdems 9% and the Greens on 6%.
In yet another poll, conducted by Survation for the Mail on Sunday, the Conservatives have a 3% lead over Labour. That poll found that 37% of Ukip voters would consider switching allegiances to the Tories to prevent Labour teaming up with Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party.
That poll found that 37% of Ukip voters would consider switching allegiances to the Tories to prevent Labour teaming up with Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party.
Ukip look on course to take the seat of Thurrock from the Conservatives but Mark Reckless could lose Rochester & Strood to the Tories, according to polls carried out by Lord Ashcroft. Reckless deserted the Tories for Ukip last year and losing the seat to his former party would be a major embarrassment for the anti-Europeans.
Throughout the election campaign, polls have suggested a hung parliament with no party having an overall majority in the 650-seat Parliament and the latest polls confirm that likelihood.
However, in a poll asking which party had done most to impress them over the last few days, far more said Labour than the Tories.
In another YouGov poll, for The Times, when asked which party overall was having the most effective campaign, 26% said the Scottish National Party.