No clear lead in final pre-election polls

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7th May 2015

The final clutch of opinion polls continued to put the Tories and Labour neck-and-neck today, while confirming the SNP were heading for a landslide.

The final YouGov poll for the Sun puts both the largest parties on 34%, while its separate Scottish survey gave the SNP a huge 48%, 20 points ahead of Labour.

The latest Survation poll for the Mirror had the Tories and Labour tied on 31.4%, with Ukip on 15.7%, while a ComRes survey for ITV/Daily Mail gave the Tories a one point lead.

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The two main parties were tied at 33% in the final poll for Lord Ashcroft, and Ipsos Mori found a one point lead for the Tories at 36% - although Labour's 35% was a five point jump compared to the pollster's previous result. 

Latest Ipsos-MORI poll: CON - 36% (+1) LAB - 35% (+5) UKIP - 11% (+1) LDEM - 8% (-) GRN - 5% (-3)

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May 7, 2015

Populus also showed a tie for the two main parties who were both down a point at 33% each, while Ukip had stepped up a point to 14%.

And the final ICM poll for the Guardian showed Labour ahead one point at 35%.

 

The overall 'poll of polls' published by UK Polling Report has the Tories on 34%, just a point ahead of Ed Miliband's party.