General Election 2015 polls: ICM gives Tories six point lead but Ashcroft has parties level pegging

 
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Tories take six point lead in ICM poll (Source: Getty)

Today's opinion polls will be leaving those who declared last week there was a significant shift in public opinion towards Labour with egg on their face.

Last week, Labour was leading in most of the polls with one putting them six points ahead of the Tories. Ed Miliband also enjoyed a bump in his personal ratings briefly overtaking David Cameron.

But in a sign of the situation the major parties appear to be, today's results give a murky picture at best, as to the state of the General Election race. ICM put the Tories on 39 per cent - six points ahead of Labour.

The ICM result had Ukip collapsing to seven per cent and level pegging with the Greens. The Lib Dems meanwhile edged into third place on eight per cent.

In both the Populus and Lord Ashcroft polls the Tories and Labour drew even on 33 per cent. All the major party leaders enjoyed an uptick in their approval ratings, according to the Ashcroft poll, but only David Cameron managed to record a net positive score.

YouGov's poll for the Sun showed a Labour lead leading the pack, with a three-point advantage over the Conservatives.

North of the border, there was more bad news for Labour with a TNS poll putting the Nicola Sturgeon's SNP on 52 per cent. Labour trailed by 28 points. The SNP lead in the TNS poll has almost doubled in the past month alone.

Visit our General Election poll tracker to see how each party is faring in the build-up to 7 May.

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