Opinion Polls

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...

Poll Gives Labour Biggest Lead Since 2010 General Election

PA | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Politics

Labour has opened up its biggest lead over the Conservatives since last year's general election, according to an opinion poll. The Populus poll for...

Understanding the Public on Aid

Ian Ross | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Politics
Ian Ross

This confusion about spending and impact may in part be down to the fact that the public don't directly feel the impact of overseas development spending.