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New ComRes poll out.

August 18th, 2012

 

There’s a new ComRes online poll out.

Conservatives 33 (+1)

Labour 42 (nc)

Lib Dems 10 (nc)

UKIP 8 (-1)

On the leadership ratings, 

David Cameron’s net rating is minus 27, no change from last month.

Ed Miliband’s net rating is minus 20, last month it was minus 17.

So overall, Ed’s maintains a lead, but smaller than last month.

Nick Clegg’s rating have improved from minus 42 last month, this month it is minus 35

Other findings from the poll.

“I would prefer Labour and the Liberal Democrats to form a government rather than the present coalition between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats”

Agree 35%

Disagree 43%

Among current Liberal Democrat voters, 36% agree but 40% disagree. However, among 2010 Lib Dem voters, 50% agree. 73% of Labour voters would prefer Labour and the Liberal Democrats to form a government rather than the present coalition between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, while 14% disagree.

Being in coalition with the Conservatives has shown the Liberal Democrats to be a credible party of government

Agree 18% (-6 since September 2011)

Disagree 61% (+9)

59% of current Liberal Democrat voters agree, but just 33% of 2010 Liberal Democrat voters agree. Just 9% of Labour voters agree.

David Cameron was right to abandon the attempt to make changes to the House of Lords

Agree 29%

Disagree 34%

Don’t know 37%

Conservative voters are most favourable to this U-turn, with 50% of Conservative voters agreeing, and 20% disagreeing. Almost one in four of Nick Clegg’s own voters – 23% – also agree, while 43% disagree. Of Labour voters, 20% agree, while 45% disagree.

Nick Clegg was right to say that Liberal Democrat MPs will vote against the plans to reduce the number of MPs and change constituency boundaries

Agree 31%

Disagree 29%

Don’t know 40%

This is seen as the right this to do by the majority (53%) of Liberal Democrat voters. Nearly half (49%) of Labour voters agree. Just 15% of Conservative voters agree.

 

ComRes interviewed 2,024 GB adults online between 15th and 16th August 2012. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults.

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Mike Smithson is currently on holiday.