Conservatives regain lead in new poll

New YouGov poll puts the Tories two points ahead of the Lib Dems.

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Latest poll (Sun/YouGov) Labour 68 seats short of a majority

The Conservatives have regained their lead over the Liberal Democrats, according to a new opinion poll which puts the Tories two points ahead of Nick Clegg's party.

The latest daily YouGov survey for the Sun put the Tories up one point to 33 per cent and the Lib Dems down two points to 31 per cent. But Clegg's party retain a clear lead over Labour, who are up one point to 27 per cent. If repeated at the election on a uniform swing, the latest figures would leave Labour as the single largest party in a hung parliament, 68 seats short of an overall majority.

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Hung parliament, Labour 64 seats short.

Three other polls released today also show the Lib Dems ahead of Labour, the most impressive performance by the third party in the polls since the height of the SDP-Liberal Alliance in the early 1980s.

The latest Opinium survey for the Daily Express put the Lib Dems up twelve points to 29 per cent, with the Tories down seven to 32 per cent and Labour unchanged on 26 per cent. Meanwhile, a new ICM poll for the Guardian had the Lib Dems up two to 30 per cent, with the Tories down one to 33 per cent and Labour also down one to 28 per cent.

Finally, the latest PoliticalBetting/Angus Reid poll showed the Tories and Lib Dems level on 32 per cent, with Labour down four to just 24 per cent. If repeated at the election on a uniform swing, the figures would leave the Conservatives 68 seats short of a majority in a hung parliament.