This whole blogging lark is funny when you've nailed your flag to a particular poll of political isn't it? Today there is a YouGov polls showing a eight point lead to Labour (and there was another two days ago that had it as five points). So how do I write about it?
The joy of the Internet is the way you get comments, but the amusement is the way those comments are predictable. If you don't mention a poll lead to the "other side" - and this applies equally anyway - you can guarantee to receive a comment that says "I see you're not mentioning X poll". The assumption being that you're avoding it, even though you might actually be working, or have just not got round to it.
If you do mention it, unless you say "woe is me!" or put on your best John Laurie impression and say "we're dooomed!" you will find yourself accused of either ignoring reality, or trying to spin it. It really is quite funny how it works, and, as I say, this is the way of the world whatever direction a given poll may be going in.
As such this is an obligatory post that mentions the poll but casts no formal opinion or analysis on it because the response to such opinion are guaranteed to follow the above ruleset. Labour have an eight point lead in a YouGov poll, that's all there is to say.
Note: I wonder if anyone will prove my point in the comments?