All to play for between Milibands in leadership contest
The first extensive poll on the Labour leadership contest suggests it's still all to play for between the two Miliband brothers.
This is the first poll to survey ordinary Labour Party members and trade unionists who are entitled to vote because their unions are affiliated to the Labour Party.
Yougov have then added in the known preferences of MPs and MEPs to reach their final tally in the electoral college.
Yougov reckon the brothers are split 50-50 among party members, and 56 to 44 for David among trade unionists, subject to the usual margins of error.
And the polling firm reckon David is winning 55 to 45 among MPs and MEPs, though this still involves big uncertainties about the second preferences of MPs whose first preferences are for the other three contenders, Diane Abbott, Ed Balls and Andy Burnham.
David Miliband will be reassured to know that he's eight points ahead, but Ed Miliband will reckon he's still in with a good chance, simply because David Miliband was bound to start with a greater recognition advantage, and there is still about a month before people start casting their votes.
Now Ed Miliband needs to translate the endorsements he's received from big unions such as Unite into votes among their grassroots members.