Buckets of caveats and lorry loads of caution should be applied to the results of individual polls. But there’s a little clump of positive news for pro-European Liberal Democrats which might add up to something more substantive as 2018 progresses.
First up, the first YouGov poll out this year puts the Lib Dems on 9%, the highest rating from that pollster this Parliament (although this week’s council by-elections were more mixed).
Second, although there are reasons to doubt the headline-catching ComRes poll finding about majority support for a further referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, other polling also shows movement in favour of that position.
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