Is the general election becoming a two-horse race?

PUBLISHED: 14:24 14 November 2019 | UPDATED: 15:10 14 November 2019

Sian Berry for the Greens, Jeremy Corbyn for Labour, Jo Swinson for the Lib Dems, Nigel Farage for the Brexit Party, Boris Johnson for the Conservatives, Anna Soubry for Change UK, Nicola Sturgeon for SNP and Adam Price for Plaid Cymru. Photograph: TNE/PA.

Sian Berry for the Greens, Jeremy Corbyn for Labour, Jo Swinson for the Lib Dems, Nigel Farage for the Brexit Party, Boris Johnson for the Conservatives, Anna Soubry for Change UK, Nicola Sturgeon for SNP and Adam Price for Plaid Cymru. Photograph: TNE/PA.

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New polling has showed the biggest mover in the polls over the last week has been in Labour’s favour - suggesting the race is between two horses once again.

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According the polling website Britain Elects the Tories have dropped 0.2% since the last major tracker update on November 5th.

By contrast Labour has risen 2.2% in support rising to 28.6%.

This is despite the Conservatives benefiting from the Brexit Party stepping down in a number of Tory-held seats.

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Their support is now down 1.3% trailing at 9.3%. The Lib Dems are at 16.3%, with little change in the polling tracker.

The Greens are down 0.5% with support at 3%.

Britain Elects also reports support for other parties is down 0.2% at 5.9%.

But the opposition still has a mountain to climb with an 8.6% gap between the two leading parties.

Polling expert John Curtice has claimed the chances of a Labour majority were "as close to zero as one can safely say it to be" - but added he could still become prime minister in the event of a hung parliament.

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