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Underestimating Ed Miliband could turn out to be the Tories' fatal flaw

Two polls in the last 24 hours have suggested that the Labour party has lost its lead. The ICM poll in the Guardian put Labour on 31 per cent and the Conservatives on 33 per cent. A further poll, by the Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft, showed the figures to be 32 per cent and 34 per cent respectively.

These disheartening poll numbers come on the same day that David Axelrod, formerly Barack Obama’s election strategist, arrived in London to start working for Ed Miliband.

I spoke to Peter Kellner, President of YouGov, the polling company, to ask him how worried…

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