by Stephen Tall on July 1, 2012
Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 560 party members responded, and we’re publishing the full results.
80% of Lib Dem members support the Coalition
Do you support or oppose the Lib Dems being in the Coalition Government with the Conservatives? (Comparison with March 2012′s figures)
80% (-1%) – Support
16% (+2%) – Oppose
4% (n/c) – Don’t know / No opinion
Support for the Coalition remains high, at 80%, in spite of all the difficulties it’s endured in the past months, from NHS reforms to the budget to the ‘double dip’ recession. The net support rating, at +64%, is the lowest we’ve yet recorded, but not by much: it was +68% in December. Support for the principle of the Coalition has been above 80% ever since we started asking this question in our surveys in July 2010.
Approval of Coalition Government’s record dips to +32%
LDV asked: Do you approve or disapprove of the Coalition Government’s record to date? (comparison with March 2012′s figures)
59% (-3%) – Approve
31% (+1%) – Disapprove
10% (+2%) – Don’t know / No opinion
However, the net approval for the Coalition’s record to date has taken a further hit, down from +32% in March to +28% now: that’s the lowest figure we’ve yet recorded in these surveys. As recently as February, net approval stood at a far healthier +40%.