Entries by Peter Kellner from 03/2012

The Sad Politics of Gay Marriage

| Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics

I should not have been surprised, for only last week I reported YouGov's detailed survey that showed how most of us thought that our political system had a terrible reputation and, in particular, that politicians lied all the time.

We Rate Germans Higher Than They Rate Us

| Posted 03.15.2012 | UK Politics

British people generally have a higher regard for the Germans than the Germans have of the British; but people in both countries admire Sweden most of all.

Budget Hurts Tories but Doesn't Help Labour

| Posted 03.23.2012 | UK Politics

YouGov's first post-Budget poll for the Sun finds that Wednesday's announcements have dented Conservative support; they are now on 34%. They have never been lower since the 2010 election, though they have touched this number on a few occasions.

Why Labour Isn't Gaining From the 'Unfair' Budget

| Posted 03.26.2012 | UK Politics

YouGov's lastest poll for the Sunday Times confirms the main messages from our immediate post-Budget poll for the Sun: that the Budget is seen as unfair, that most people disbelieve government assertions that the rich will end up paying more tax, that pensioners are being unfairly penalised - and that Tory support has slipped a little but without boosting Labour's rating.