Cherry-picking opinion polls that suit your political party is an irritating habit, and one that I'm not about to break now.
Today's Sunday Times has a YouGov poll which places Labour just 2 points behind the Tories. The papers reports that when asked about how they rated Brown and Cameron on a range of qualities, the Conservative leader came off second best on most. Brown was easily ahead on “sticking to his principles” (49%-19%); being strong (44%-11%); and being decisive (38%-12%). He also had a small lead on honesty (23%-18%). Brown won when people were asked who they would prefer to share a foxhole with in the face of enemy gunfire.
The Sunday Times conclusion? - "the Tory lead is back where it was when David Cameron took over as leader at the end of 2005. His honeymoon appears to be over while Brown’s may be beginning."