By politics.co.uk staff
New polls published today suggest Labour's electoral recovery may be stalling.
A YouGov poll for the Sun continued to give the Tories a modest five point lead, with Labour down two on 32% and the Tories unchanged on 37%.
But an ICM poll for the Guardian gave the Tories a healthy nine point lead, with David Cameron's party up three points on 40% and Labour on 31%.
The details of the Guardian poll will make for depressing reading in Number Ten. Of those who voted Labour in the last election, just 43% think Gordon Brown is reaching out to their concerns.
But David Cameron appears unpopular as well, with just 42% of voters thinking he looks like a competent prime minister and 33% saying he would take the country in the right direction.