Tory lead falls to three points in new poll

Latest Populus poll suggests hung parliament remains likely.

David Cameron is still struggling to win over voters, according to a new opinion poll which shows the Tories' lead over Labour falling to just three points.

The latest Populus survey for the Times put the Tories down three points to 36 per cent, with Labour up one to 33 per cent and the Liberal Democrats unchanged on 21 per cent. If repeated at the election on a uniform swing, the latest figures would leave Gordon Brown 25 seats short of an overall majority.

Meanwhile, a new ComRes survey for the Independent showed the Conservative lead narrowing to five points. The poll put the Tories up one to 36 per cent, with Labour up two to 31 per cent and the Liberal Democrats unchanged on 19 per cent.

But there was better news for Cameron in two other opinion polls published this morning. A new PoliticalBetting/Angus Reid poll showed the Conservatives retaining a comfortable lead over Labour. It puts the Tories up one to 38 per cent, with Labour up two to 28 per cent and the Lib Dems unchanged on 22 per cent.

The YouGov daily tracker for the Sun shows the Tory lead rising two points to 8 per cent. The Tories are unchanged on 39 per cent, with Labour down two to 31 per cent and the Lib Dems unchanged on 20 per cent.