Pollwatch Days 6-7 #GE2010 – Lib Dems at 20%, Lab 30%, Tories 38%

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

Five new polls over the last 2 days of the campaign:

    YouGov in the Sun … CON 39%(+2), LAB 33%(+2), LIB DEM 20%(nc)
    ComRes for the Independent/ITV … CON 37%(-2), LAB 30%(-2), LIB DEM 20%(+4)
    ICM in the Guardian … CON 37%(-1), LAB 31%(+1), LIB DEM 20%(-1)
    Opinium in the Express … CON 39%(nc), LAB 31%(+2), LIB DEM 17%(nc)
    YouGov in the Sun … CON 37%(-3), LAB 31%(-1), LIB DEM 20%(+2)

After the small uptick in support registered by Anthony Wells’ UK Polling Report ‘poll of polls’ over the weekend, today sees the Tories dropping down 1%, with Lib Dems and Labour both unchanged – as they have been since the campaign began last week:

    Con 38% (-1%), Lab 30% (n/c), Lib Dem 20% (n/c)

Interesting to note from today’s YouGov findings that the issue on which the Lib Dems have the best ratings among the public is … taxation. It seems the theme of fair taxes is beginning to resound: 19% says the party would handle this best, behind Labour (but not by much).

And as for Nick Clegg, here are the qualities the public associates wth him:

    Honest: 30% (Brown 22%, Cameron 18%)
    In touch with the concerns of ordinary people: 26% (Brown 18%, Cameron 17%)
    Sticks to what he believes in: 21% (Brown 36%, Cameron 18%)
    Charismatic: 17% (Brown 2%, Cameron 42%)
    Decisive: 12% (Brown 15%, Cameron 22%)
    Strong: 9% (Brown 22%, Cameron 21%)
    A natural leader: 7% (Brown 4%, Cameron 25%)
    Good in a crisis: 4% (Brown 20%, Cameron 9%)
    None of these: 20% (Brown 44%, Cameron 29%)
    Don’t know: 34% (Brown 6%, Cameron 12%)