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Ken drops 5pc in new ComRes Mayor poll

April 26th, 2012

Should you be taking the 12/1 bet on Jones for 3rd

There’s a new London Mayoral poll just out from Comres which is showing a very different picture from that reported on Monday by YouGov.

The first preference figures are with changes on the firm’s last Mayoral poll published on April 10th – Boris 45%-1/Ken 36%-5/Jones 6%+2/Paddick 5%-1/Benita 3%+3/UKIP 2%+1/BNP 2%+1

It was inevitable, as the race gathered pace, that the top two would see some shrinkage as other candidates became better known. What’s striking here is how much Ken has fallen back compared with Boris.

The other key feature is that the Green candidate has now squeezed ahead of Brian Paddick into the 3rd place slot. In terms of actual increases, though from an almost zero figure, is Siobhan Benita – now registering at 3%

The voting intention question was – “In the London Mayoral are you intending to vote for Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick or for another candidate?” There was only prompting for the three main parties.

Ladbrokes have Jones at 12/1 for third place. Looks a value bet based on these figures.

@MikeSmithsonOGH