The first opinion poll has been released since allegations emerged that a senior Tory aide described grassroots activists as "swivel-eyed loons".
- Conservative: 24% (-5)
- Labour: 35% (-1)
- Liberal Democrat: 11% (-1)
- UKIP: 22% (+6)
- Other: 8% (nc)
David Cameron sent an email to members of his Conservative Party urging unity.
The Tory grandee Lord Howe has accused the Prime Minister of 'losing control' of his party as divisions over Europe come to the fore.
The Conservative Party has moved to head off a row with grassroots activists after a Tory ally reportedly described them as "loons".