The grand high Lord of polling will stop being a peer with immediate effect.
It's far more likely the Labour leader will keep his constituency, Doncaster North, than was suggested last week.
Labour have ticked up, but the more obvious shift in Ashcroft's poll has been a 2-point Tory-to-Ukip swing.
Survey of 26,000 voters suggests Tories would lose 83 MPs with swing of 6.5 per cent to Labour.
UKIP has surged into second place but it won't be troubling Labour next Thursday.
After a Tory strategist claimed a private poll put them two points ahead of Labour in marginal seats, the party comes under pressure to release its findings.
Labour has a 14-point lead in the 32 most marginal Tory-Labour seats, while the Lib Dems are just three points behind the Conservatives in the eight most competitive Tory-Lib Dem seats.
A survey by Lord Ashcroft shows 12% of the trade union's 1.42 million members would affiliate themselves to Labour under the new system but also that they oppose large donations to the party.
Expect Conservative rebels to seize on the finding as proof that the party could be performing better under an alternative leader.
Labour would win a majority of 84 by gaining 93 seats off the Tories and 13 off the Lib Dems. But remember: it's a snapshot, not a prediction.