U.K. Tories Lead in Third Poll as Liberal Democrats SinkAlex Morales
The U.K. Conservatives led in a third straight poll of voting intentions as their coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats, sank to a 25-year low with just over two months to go until the general election.
Thirty-six percent of people polled intend to vote for Prime Minister David Cameron’s Tories versus 34 percent that picked Labour, according to a YouGov poll for The Sun posted on Twitter by the newspaper.
Labour has led in the majority of surveys this year, though most show neither of the two main parties will win overall control of Parliament in the May 7 vote. In a separate YouGov poll for The Sun Tuesday, released late Monday, the Conservatives were on 35 percent, leading Labour by 3 percentage points. They also led by the same margin in Monday’s Ashcroft National Poll.
In the latest survey, the U.K. Independence Party polled 14 percent and the Greens had 6 percent. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats, in power with the Tories since 2010, sank to 5 percent, their lowest support in a quarter-century, according to the newspaper.