LDV members' survey (7): party on right track, Clegg wins +41% approval

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2008

Over the last week or two, Lib Dem Voice has invited the members of our private forum (open to all Lib Dem members) inviting them to take part in a survey, conducted via Liberty Research, asking a number of questions about the party and the current state of British politics. Many thanks to the 210+ of you who completed it; we’ve been publishing the results on LDV over the past week. Today’s is the final part.

First up, LDV asked: LDV asked: Do you think, as a whole, the Liberal Democrats are on the right course or on the wrong track?

Here’s what you said (with October’s figures in brackets):

The right course: 70% (71%)
The wrong track: 20% (19%)
Don’t know / No opinion: 10% (11%)

The net approval for the general direction of the party among members is little changed: +50% in November, compared with +52% in the immediate afterglow of the party conference. Prior to conference, the net approval rating stood at +32%.

You can view all the comments made in response to this question on our private members’ forum here.

LDV then asked: what is your view of Nick Clegg’s performance as Lib Dem leader?

Here’s what you told us (with October’s figures in brackets):

Very effective 14% (16%)
Fairly effective 56% (58%)
Quite ineffective 24% (21%)
Very ineffective 5% (3%)
Don’t know / No opinion 1% (2%)

In total, then, 70% (74% in October) of LDV-reading party members are satisfied with Nick’s performance, compared with 29% (24%) who are not: a net satisfaction rating of +41%, down a notch compared with last month’s figure of +50%, but still considerably up on his pre-conference approval rating of +31%.

You can view all the comments made in response to this question on our private members’ forum here.

You can catch up on the results of all previous LDV members’ surveys by clicking here.