The gap between the blues and reds is narrowing in recent general election opinion polls.

Polls by Survation, ICM and ComRes give the Tories a six, eight and seven point lead over the labour party – respectively.

Despite still polling well ahead, the Tories had been enjoying a double digit lead in most nation-wide surveys in the last couple of weeks.

YouGov had the Conservatives in a 13 point lead Con 39, Lab 26 in work carried out on 7-8 November, and two Deltapoll surveys between October 31 and November 9 gave them 12 point leads.

 Meanwhile Survation’s poll, published yesterday, was based on field work carried out between 6-8 November of 2,037 people aged over 18 – before Farage stated his Brexit party would not contest in 317 Tory seat regions.

ICM’s data came from 2,035 adults in Britain in a survey carried out between 8-11 November. Its previous poll, based on work during 1-4 November, had the blues in a seven point lead, with this week’s data showing a slight increase.

“The Tory blues continue to perform very strongly among Leave voters and there are indications that the proportion of Leavers intending to vote for the Brexit Party is dropping,” the polling service said.

“Six in ten Leave voters say that they will vote Conservative 62%,- up 4 points from last week- while just over one in seven Leave voters say that they will vote for the Brexit Party (15%, down 3 points).”

The ComRes poll was based on 6,097 people and its work was carried out between October 30 and November 6.


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