Great news for Ken supporters and probably slightly less so for those who like the increasingly odd YouGov polls:
Ken Livingstone has edged ahead of his Tory rival, Boris Johnson, in the race to become the next mayor of London, according to an opinion poll released today.
The survey conducted by Ipsos Mori puts Livingstone on 53% – six points ahead of Johnson on 47% – among those certain to vote in next Thursday’s election, once crucial second preferences are taken into account.
It is Livingstone’s biggest lead since the campaign started.
This race really is on a knife edge; it’s almost become impossible to tell who’s going to win. The interesting thing is just how much a comment this is on Boris Johnson. Despite an amazing campaign of smears in the media (and obliging Tory/rightwing bloggers) he’s not doing as well as he should be.
If Ken is as bad as his detractors make out why aren’t voters turning against him in huge numbers? Could it be that despite his flaws it’s better the devil you know than the bumbling idiot you don’t?
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