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New ComRes Poll – Labour’s Position Deteriorates Further

There is a new ComRes online poll published in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday which shows Labour now having lost its lead entirely and deteriorating ratings for Ed Miliband:

              Conservative             37% (down 1%)

                                        Labour                      37% (down 2%)

                                        Lib Dem                    11% (no change)

Changes shown are compared to last month’s online poll rather than the previous telephone poll.

There is further very bad news for Labour and Ed Miliband:

Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party.
                                    Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June
Agree:                         17%      22%      24%      22%     18%      
Disagree:                      32%      35%      38%    39%      45%
Don’t know:                  50%      43%      37%     39%     37%
Net agree:                    -15        -13        -14       -17       -27
 
Andrew Hawkins, ComRes chairman, comments: “The problem for Ed Miliband is that when voters come off the fence, they are more likely to disagree that he is turning out to be a good leader.”
Of Labour voters 41% agree; but 25% disagree and 34% say that they do not know
 
Nick Clegg is turning out to be a good leader of the Liberal Democrats.
                                    Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June    
Agree:                         26%      28%      24%      21%     20%
Disagree:                      49%      49%      55%    56%      57%
Don’t know:                  25%      23%      21%     24%     23%

Net agree:                     -15        -21        -31        -35        -37
 

·         52% of Lib Dem voters agree as well as 33% of Conservative voters

David Cameron is turning out to be a good Prime Minister.
                                    Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June
Agree:                         38%      38%      37%      39%     37%
Disagree:                      41%      43%      46%    43%      44%
Don’t know:                  21%      19%      17%     18%     19%

Net agree:                     -3         -5         -9         -4         -7
 
We asked whether David Miliband, Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper would be a better Labour leader.

David Miliband would be a better Labour leader than Ed Miliband
 
Agree: 27%
Disagree: 17%
Don’t know: 57%
 
Ed Balls would be a better Labour leader than Ed Miliband
 
Agree: 10%
Disagree: 40%
Don’t know: 50%
 
Yvette Cooper would be a better Labour Leader than Ed Miliband
 
Agree: 7%
Disagree: 37%
Don’t know: 57%
 
Andrew Hawkins, ComRes chairman, comments: “Worryingly for Ed Miliband, more Labour voters agree that David would be a better leader than disagree – 29% to 19% with 51% who don’t know. David Miliband appeals far more to men, and – importantly – to the wealthier income group AB.”

The Labour party is unelectable as the party of government as long as Ed Miliband is its leader
 
Agree: 33%
Disagree: 28%
Don’t know: 39%

  •       17% of Labour voters agree (52% disagree)The NHS would be safer under Labour than under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition
     
    Agree: 34%
    Disagree:37%
    Don’t know: 30%
     
    Nick Clegg

    Nick Clegg deserves some credit for making the Conservatives think again about their NHS changes.
                            May                  June
    Agree:              49%                  49%
    Disagree:          26%                  27%
    Don’t know:      25%                  24%

    The Liberal Democrats would be more popular if they replaced Nick Clegg as leader
     
    Agree: 25%
    Disagree: 34%
    Don’t know: 40%

    Spending cuts

    The Government is cutting public spending in a way that is fair to every section of society
                                Nov        Dec            Feb       June
    Agree                   32%        30%           25%      25%
    Disagree              52%        53%            59%     60%
     
    I expect to be worse off personally as a result of the spending cuts
                                Nov        Dec            Feb       June
    Agree                   65%        66%           69%      67%
    Disagree              16%        16%           16%      16%

ComRes interviewed 2,008 GB adults online on 15 and 16 June 2011.

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June 18, 2011 - Posted by | Polls

6 Comments »

  1. Ed Miliband is toast but his brother David is NOT the answer. I simply cannot see anyone on the Labour side who can lead them. Andy Burnham is likable but has not the experience and gravitas. I’m afraid there are no “papabile” on Labour’s Front Bench at present. This must be a great relief to Cameron!

    Comment by Steve Foley | June 18, 2011 | Reply

    • Quite right, there is no obvious leader there at the moment. Tony Blair and Maggie Thatcher had that same good feeling no doubt when the opposition are not credible !

      Comment by Howard Thomas | June 19, 2011 | Reply

  2. Well now. The CONs are down by 1% and Labour down by 2% and the LibDims are unchanged.

    ‘Others’ are up by 3% but we aren’t told who those ‘others’ are. Could it possibly be that UKIP has risen in the polls (again) but ComRes, just like YouGov doesn’t want to admit it?

    Comment by Boudicca | June 18, 2011 | Reply

    • Nope!

      Comment by Richard Willis | June 18, 2011 | Reply

  3. What do Ryan Giggs and Ed Miliband have in common………………………..They are both faded left wingers that seriously upset their brothers !

    Comment by Howard Thomas | June 19, 2011 | Reply

  4. I assume “others” must then be SNP North of the Border then with some % for UKIP.in England.

    Comment by Steve Foley | June 19, 2011 | Reply


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