David Cameron's speech to the Tory party conference failed to make an impact on voters who were previously unsure of what he stands for, a new poll for The Independent on Sunday shows today.
The ComRes survey put the Conservatives on 40 per cent, a 12-point lead over Labour, unchanged on the last IoS poll, earlier this month. The Liberal Democrats were on 19 per cent. This suggests Mr Cameron is heading for a majority of 46 – but there is no evidence of a major post-conference season bounce for the Tories. Some 48 per cent of people agreed with the statement "I don't really know what David Cameron stands for", while 48 per cent disagreed. This was only a marginal change on the last survey, when 49 per cent agreed and 47 per cent disagreed.
However, the bad news continued for Gordon Brown with 49 per cent saying they would think more highly of him if he stood aside before the next election.
ComRes telephoned 1,008 adults on 14 and 15 October. Full tables at comres.co.uk