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New ComRes Poll – Tories Cut Labour’s Lead to Just 2%

There is a new ComRes online poll published in tomorow’s Independent on Sunday which shows the Conservatives and Lib Dems gaining and Labour’s lead almost gone:

              Conservative             38% (up 2%)

                                        Labour                      40% (no change)

                                        Lib Dem                    11% (up 1%)

David Cameron’s personal rating is hardly changed, with 34 per cent (up one point) saying he is “turning out to be a good prime minister”, while Ed Miliband has fallen back three points, with just 24 per cent agreeing that he is “turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party”.

David Cameron is turning out to be a good prime minister

______________   Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July      August

Agree:                         38%      38%      37%      39%     37%      33%      34%

Disagree:                      41%      43%      46%    43%      44%     45%      48%

Don’t know:                  21%      19%      17%     18%     19%      22%      18%

 

Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party

______________  Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July      August

Agree:                         17%      22%      24%      22%     18%      27%     24%

Disagree:                      32%      35%      38%    39%      45%     41%      44%

Don’t know:                  50%      43%      37%     39%     37%      32%      32%

 Nick Clegg is turning out to be a good leader of the Liberal Democrats

______________    Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July      August

Agree:                         26%      28%      24%      21%     20%      22%      22%

Disagree:                      49%      49%      55%    56%      57%     53%      55%

Don’t know:                  25%      23%      21%     24%     23%      25%      23%

The inquiry announced by the Government into the causes of the recent rioting and looting is a waste of time:

Agree: 39%

Disagree: 45%

Labour voters are more likely to agree than disagree, even though Miliband was the first leader to advocate it.

Bill Bratton, former police chief in New York and Los Angeles, is the best person to take over the running of London’s police:

Agree: 19%

Disagree: 44%

Don’t know: 37%

Conservative voters are the most likely to agree, but even then it’s a small minority (24%).

On the economy, the gloomy outlook for world growth does not seem to have eroded the Coalition’s advantage over the Opposition.

I trust David Cameron and George Osborne to make the right decisions about the economy:

Agree: 31%

Disagree: 48%

I trust Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to make the right decisions about the economy:

Agree: 18%

Disagree: 54%

Cameron and Osborne have a negative rating, -17 points, but Miliband and Balls’s rating is worse, -36 points. Not even half (48%) of Labour voters agree that they trust Miliband/Balls, with one in five (21%) Labour voters disagreeing.

I am confident that my pension arrangements will ensure I can afford to live comfortably when I retire:

Agree: 21%

Disagree: 57%

I have more money to spend on non-essential items now than I did last year:

Agree: 14%

Disagree: 80%

I have scaled back my holiday plans to save money:

Agree: 60%

Disagree: 34%

I am spending less on eating out and leisure activities now than I did last year:

Agree: 69%

Disagree: 27%

ComRes telephoned a random sample of 2028 GB adults on August 17-18  2011.  Data were weighted demographically and by past vote recall.

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August 20, 2011 - Posted by | Polls

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