The Tories take two steps forward with polls taken before Nick Clegg’s speech and Samantha Cameron’s interview:
Opinium: CON 39%(+2), LAB 28%(-2), LDEM 16%(nc)
ICM: 40%(+2), LAB 31%(nc), LDEM 20%(-1)
Now, the YouGov tracker poll taken after both events:
CON 37%(nc), LAB 32%(-1), LDEM 21%(+4)
Nick Clegg gets a boost but nothing for Sam Cam.
Just as significant is the analysis of the ICM poll:
Voters remain unconvinced by the Conservative alternative, with 29% thinking a clear Tory victory would be best. Only 18% think Britain would be best served by a strong Labour win this spring. Both groups are outnumbered by the 44% who want a hung parliament in which the government works with smaller parties such as the Liberal Democrats.
Nothing for Brown and not much for Cameron.
The electorate remain unconvinced by either party.