Opinion Polls

Corbyn Attacked By Labour MPs - Despite Unity Plea

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has again come under fire from Labour MPs - despite his plea for Parliamentary unity following his re-election as leader. The Labour lea...

Jeremy Corbyn Interview (Part 2): On Polls And Leadership

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is on the road again for a Labour leadership election. In the second part of his HuffPostUK interview, he talks about his style of leade...

Corbyn: Not 'Inevitable' He'd Quit After Election Defeat

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has said that it is not “inevitable” that he would quit as leader if Labour lost the next election. In an interview with HuffPost UK...

This Latest Opinion Poll Might Surprise Jeremy Corbyn's Critics

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn's approval ratings have overtaken David Cameron's, according to a new opinion poll. In the wake of the political storm over George Osbor...

Explained - Where the Polls Went Wrong in 2015

Matt Singh | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
Matt Singh

Since May's general Election, there's one question I've been asked again and again - how did the polls get it so wrong that an apparent photo finish was actually a Conservative outright majority, an outcome that some forecasters had given a zero chance of happening?

The Liberal Democrat Index: Who's (Still) Voting Lib Dem?

Laurence Stellings | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

The Liberal Democrats are still forecast - by virtue of their ability to agree terms with either a Conservative or Labour led government - to have a better than 50% chance of being in Government after May. So who is still supporting the party and meaning it has a chance to, again, be a governing party?

The Ukip Index: Who's Voting Ukip?

Laurence Stellings | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

Ukip undoubtedly attracts supporters from all walks of life - a party polling strongly just three months before a General Election must - but our Ukip Index illustrates the types of voters most likely to have been won over.

The Green Index: Who's Voting Green?

Laurence Stellings | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

Demographically, Green Party support clearly skews younger - with those aged 18-24 much more likely to support the party than any other age group. Those aged 45+ are less likely than average to support the party...

The Rise of the Greens - A Personal Account

Bradley Allsop | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

It's not just the infinitely fairer and more logical policies of the Greens (such as renationalising the trains, a living wage, and tackling climate change) that resonate, but their whole way of doing politics... the Greens have a possible solution to the depressing downward spiral that is Learned Helplessness.

Rowan Williams Lambasts 'Marketisation Of Politics' With Opinion Polls And Televised Debates

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

A former archbishop of Canterbury has lambasted the "marketisation of politics" in Britain, blaming US Presidential-style televised debates and analys...

Policitians DO Listen to Us... But Too Much

Joel Durston | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

Politicians just don't listen to us these days - so goes probably the common, and personally most inane, refrain in current UK politics. But is there actually much truth to it? I don't think so. In fact, I think quite the opposite is true.

For Miliband, Steady, Safety-First Politics Is No Longer An Option

Andrew Harrop | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Harrop

The Labour leader must make the running and create the sense that his party stands ready to deliver big changes. That's why his decision to roll out lots of policy this week is so important. He needs a substantial list of promises that will excite his party foot-soldiers and reconnect with people looking to give Labour a chance.

'Support Our Ed'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics

Approval ratings for Ed Miliband has slumped over the summer, new polls show, as Labour grandee Tessa Jowell called for the party to rally round the b...

Support For Ukip Slumps By A Third

PA | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

Support for Ukip has faded just a month after a surge of popularity for the party in last month's council elections, a new poll has suggested. Nige...

Thatcher Or Blair - Who Would Britain Choose?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Politics

Margaret Thatcher has pipped Tony Blair in a new opinion poll of Prime Ministers past and present. The Iron Lady was rated as the premier who would...

Margaret Thatcher and Public Opinion: It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

Joe Twyman | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Twyman

Over the last few years YouGov has asked the British public many different questions about Margaret Thatcher and her legacy. For example, more than once we have asked people their opinion on who was the greatest of the post-war prime ministers. Margaret Thatcher wins by some distance. We have also asked who was the worst. Again, Margaret Thatcher comes out on top.

Another Poll Blow For Tories

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics

The Conservatives have suffered more grim opinion poll news after a surge by the UK Independence Party ate into its support and increased Labour's lea...

UKIP Support Reaches New High

PA | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

Support for the UK Independence Party (Ukip) has reached a new high of 15%, according to a poll published on Saturday night. The anti-EU party's ra...

To Win Outright, Cameron Needs a Miracle

Peter Kellner | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

There may come a time when Cameron is a liability and needs replacing. Historically, the Tories have been good at regicide, as Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher and Iain Duncan Smith discovered.

Now It's Not Just Labour Saying They're Out Of Touch...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics

Voters believe the Government has lost touch with ordinary people and overwhelmingly blame ministers for triggering panic-buying of petrol, according ...

Labour's Back In Front After Budget Is Savaged By Voters

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics

Labour has overturned the Conservatives' lead in the wake of George Osborne's highly controversial Budget, according to a poll published today. The...

More Grim Polls For Miliband Amid Further Evidence Of Tory Surge

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Politics

Support for Labour is plummeting, according to new voter research. The latest Guardian ICM opinion poll puts the Tories on 40%, the party's highest...

More Concerns For Labour As Polls Cast Grim Verdict On Policy Shifts

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Politics

The Tories have opened up a five-point lead over Labour, according to a new opinion poll. The YouGov survey for The Sunday Times puts the Conservat...

More Evidence Cameron's EU Veto Has Caused Major Poll Shift

PA | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron's hardline stance over the eurozone treaty appeared to have secured a significant boost in public opinion as the Tories opened up a six-...

General Election In 2012 Speculation As Tories Surge In Polls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Politics

Opinion polls on voting intention suggest the Conservatives are continuing to slightly out-perform Labour, but the Lib Dems now find themselves neck a...