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UK opinion poll: Conservative Party lead down as Labour creeps up ahead of election



The Conservatives’ lead has narrowed with Labour inching its way closer to Boris Johnson’s party ahead of the general election, a new poll shows. 

Jeremy Corbyn’s opposition eked a two-point boost in the latest survey, while support for the Tories remained the same, shortening the margin between the pair in the run up to the December 12 vote. 

This left Mr Johnson’s party on 42 per cent and put Labour on 34, putting the gap at eight points, according to the Panelbase survey. 

The Lib Dems were put down a point on 13, while the Brexit Party was up one, leaving it at four per cent. 

The changes were in relation to a similar poll a week ago, with 2,010 people spoken to from November 27 to 28 for the latest poll. 

It comes after both Mr Johnson and his chief adviser Dominic Cummings urged their backers not to become complacent despite the consistent leads being given to the Tories in the polls. 

Mr Cummings took to his blog to say he felt that a hung Parliament was a “real possibility” earlier this week. 

Meanwhile, the YouGov MRP poll, which accurately predicted the last general election result, suggested the Tories looked likely to gain a majority by winning 359 seats. 



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