Labour has increased its lead over the Tories to 11 percent in the past week, according to a YouGov poll.
It is on 40 percent while the Tories polled 29 percent.
But this reflects Tory weakness rather than Labour strength.
This is a time when Labour could be challenging the government over its attacks on benefits and the bedroom tax.
It would be an ideal time to raise the nationalisation of the banks or taxing the rich.
But instead Ed Miliband is keeping silent.
He is too worried about upsetting the right wing of his own party.
And he claims that the way to win votes is to shift to the right.
But many people want to see a fight against the Tories.