Tory lead cut to three points in new poll

Lib Dems up three points to 31 per cent in latest YouGov poll.

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Latest poll (YouGov/Sun) Conservatives 67 seats short of a majority.

The Conservatives will struggle to win a majority at the election, according to a new opinion poll which shows a new rise in support for the Liberal Democrats.

The latest daily YouGov survey for the Sun put the Tories up one point to 34 per cent, the Lib Dems up three to 31 per cent and Labour down two to 27 per cent. If repeated at the election on a uniform swing, the figures would leave David Cameron 67 seats short of a majority in a hung parliament.

Most of the fieldwork was carried out before Gordon Brown was caught on microphone describing a voter he had just spoken to as a "bigoted woman".

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Hung Parliament, Labour 59 seats short.

But there was better news for the Tories in a new ComRes survey for the Independent and ITV News, which put the party seven points ahead. The poll put the Tories up three points to 36 per cent, with Labour unchanged on 29 per cent and the Lib Dems down three to 26 per cent. If repeated at the election on a uniform swing, the figures would leave the Tories as the single largest party in a hung parliament, 51 seats short of a majority.