New Ipsos-MORI poll: Nick Clegg’s leader ratings in 5 graphs

by Stephen Tall on October 17, 2013

Much excitement among Tories today at the arrival of a new Ipsos-MORI poll showing them drawing level with Labour – 36% apiece – among those who say they’re certain to vote. The explanation’s not too hard to hazard a guess at: the return of economic growth is gradually feeding through into a feel-good factor. (For more on this, see this excellent post by YouGov’s Joe Twyman: ‘“It’s the long term trends, stupid”: the Conservatives, Labour and the economy‘.)

However, it was some of the underlying IPSOS-Mori data concerning perceptions of the leaders which caught my eye… (All the graphs below can be found here.)

Nick Clegg’s ratings trail those Cameron and Miliband. But not by much…

mori ratings - oct 2013

Clegg’s net satisfaction among all voters is low, but appears to have bottomed out and is rising

mori ratings - clegg - oct 2013

Clegg has a net +25% rating with Lib Dem supporters, highest since January 2012

mori ratings - clegg LDs - oct 2013

Clegg’s political alignment is the best match of any party leader with the voters

mori ratings - clegg alignment - oct 2013

26% of voters see Clegg as on the left, 20% as on the right, 30% in the centre

mori ratings - clegg alignment change - oct 2013

* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.