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New ComRes Poll – Labour Take 4% Lead

There is a new ComRes online poll published in today’s Independent on Sunday which shows Labour improving its position slightly after last months big deterioration:

              Conservative             36% (down 1%)

                                        Labour                      40% (up 3%)

                                        Lib Dem                    10% (down 1%)

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

In other findings:

All of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers, the News of the World, The Sun, The Sunday Times and The Times, have been damaged by recent reports of illegal methods used to get stories
Agree: 81%
Disagree: 8%
Don’t know: 11%

·         There are some differences by age – 63% of 18-24 year olds agree, compared to 90% of 55-64 year olds.

As a result of reports of police officers being paid for information by newspapers, I trust the police less
Agree: 63%
Disagree: 22%
Don’t know: 15%

Directly-elected police chiefs would be more likely to ensure that corrupt officers were brought to justice
Agree: 40%
Disagree: 25%
Don’t know: 35%

·         46% of Conservative and 45% of Labour voters agree, compared to 34% of Lib Dem voters

Rupert Murdoch and his son James are fit and proper people to take full control of Sky TV
Agree: 7%
Disagree: 73%
Don’t know: 20%

Ed Miliband’s rating has improved from -27 to -14 points. David Cameron’s rating has fallen – even among Conservative voters.

Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party.
                                   Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July
Agree:                         17%      22%      24%      22%     18%      27%
Disagree:                      32%      35%      38%    39%      45%     41%
Don’t know:                  50%      43%      37%     39%     37%      32%

·         52% of Labour voters agree (up from 41% last month)

Nick Clegg is turning out to be a good leader of the Liberal Democrats.
                                   Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July
Agree:                         26%      28%      24%      21%     20%      22%
Disagree:                      49%      49%      55%    56%      57%     53%
Don’t know:                  25%      23%      21%     24%     23%      25%

·         59% of Lib Dem voters agree (up from 52% last month)

David Cameron is turning out to be a good Prime Minister.
                                   Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July
Agree:                         38%      38%      37%      39%     37%      33%
Disagree:                      41%      43%      46%    43%      44%     45%
Don’t know:                  21%      19%      17%     18%     19%      22%

·         78% of Conservative voters agree (down from 84% last month)

Robust exchanges in the House of Commons are an important part of our democracy
Agree: 68%
Disagree: 12%
Don’t know: 20%

The Government is cutting public spending in a way that is fair to every section of society
                           Nov        Dec            Feb       June    July
Agree                   32%        30%           25%      25%     24%
Disagree              52%        53%            59%     60%      60%

·         56% of Conservative voters agree, compared to 10% of Labour and 26% of Lib Dem voters

I expect to be worse off personally as a result of the spending cuts
                           Nov        Dec            Feb       June    July
Agree                   65%        66%           69%      67%     67%
Disagree              16%        16%           16%      16%      16%

·         59% of Conservative voters agree, compared to 73% of Labour and 75% of Lib Dem voters

In most cases I have sympathy for people going on strike against public spending cuts.
                       May      July
Agree:             48%      51%
Disagree:          37%      38%
Don’t know:      15%      11%

·         73% of Labour voters agree, compared to 45% of Lib Dem voters and 23% of Conservatives.

It is right for the UK to take military action against Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in Libya
                       March   May      July
Agree:             35%      41%      33%
Disagree:          43%      39%      40%
Don’t know:      22%      20%      27%

·         42% of Conservative voters agree, compared to 32% of Labour voters.

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July 17, 2011 - Posted by | Polls

1 Comment »

  1. oooh you are awful:

    “…which shows Labour improving its position slightly after last months big deterioration:”

    Last CR online poll on 19th June (the ‘big deterioration’ you allude to) actually showed Tories down 1 and Labour down 2 compared to the previous months online CR poll of 15th May !!!

    By your definitional etiquette this poll today by CR (showing Tories down 1 again and Labour up THREE) should be defined as “the Tories down significantly and Labour up massively” 😉

    Comment by Rob Sheffield | July 17, 2011 | Reply


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