Posts Tagged “yougov”

Stephan Shakespeare: “It is becoming harder for any party to win an outright majority”

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2013

There’s a terrific post in today’s Times by YouGov chief executive Stephan Shakespeare assessing 10 things you need to know about the electoral scene. What makes it fascinating is his summary of quite why 2015 is, in so many ways, hard to read. For instance, Labour has a small lead in the polls for an […]

YouGov: Nick edges Vince on economic trust

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2013

Which politician (or combination of politicians) would the public most trust to run the British economy? That’s the question YouGov asked, and here are results courtesy the PLMR blog: Overall David Cameron has the single best economic trust figure (35%) followed by Ed Miliband (30%). As you might expect this breaks broadly on party lines: […]

YouGov: Nick edges Vince on economic trust

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2013

Which politician (or combination of politicians) would the public most trust to run the British economy? That’s the question YouGov asked, and here are results courtesy the PLMR blog: Overall David Cameron has the single best economic trust figure (35%) followed by Ed Miliband (30%). As you might expect this breaks broadly on party lines: […]

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 […]

On the Lib Dem conference polling bump (lack thereof) and what it means for the party

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 2013

The Labour party’s been enjoying a post-conference bump in the polls on the back of Ed Miliband’s bit of unexpected populism of promising a 20-month energy price freeze. At the weekend, Labour opened up an 11-point lead over the Tories, hitting 42%, its highest level since June. Of course party conferences frequently distort the polls. […]

David Miranda’s detention – what do the public think?

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2013

Polling firm YouGov has surveyed the British public on their attitudes to this week’s big news story: the detention of David Miranda, partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who’s worked with Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence officer on whistleblowing / leaking details of the the surveillance activities of the US and British intelligence agencies. […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #41: Peter Mandelson

by Stephen Tall on July 5, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Lord (Peter) Mandelson Former Labour cabinet minister and éminence grise Reason: for voicing concerns that HS2 ‘could be an expensive mistake’ Three cheers for Peter Mandelson! That’s not a sentence I expected […]

Opinion polls yadda yadda. OR “Does Nate Silver mean nothing to you? Did he write in vain?”

by Stephen Tall on May 21, 2013

Two new polls last night: the daily YouGov tracker and the first post-local elections poll from Survation. The spread is interesting: Labour: 35% (Survation 39% (YouGov) Conservatives: 24% (S), 31% (YG) Lib Dems: 11% (S), 10% (YG) Ukip: 22% (S), 14% (YG) As Anthony Wells points out, Survation asks whether people will vote Ukip (most […]

If I was the Labour party, this poll finding would worry me

by Stephen Tall on March 4, 2013

Astonishing YouGov finding: more people think the Tories know where they’re going (31%) than think Labour does (25%). twitter.com/stephentall/st… — Stephen Tall (@stephentall) March 4, 2013 Data from YouGov poll (28th Feb – 1st Mar 2013) Enjoy reading this? Please (…)

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Three things we’ve learned from today’s opinion polls

by Stephen Tall on February 11, 2013

Three interesting and important poll findings to report today… Big lead for Labour according to ICM First, the Guardian’s monthly ICM poll is out, showing the biggest Labour lead in almost a decade: Labour 41% (+3%) Conservatives 29% (-4%) Lib Dems 13% (-2%) Ukip 9% (+3%) Others 8% (+1%) The movements are more or less […]