Labour Is Losing Its Leave Voters

Matthew Smith | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

Labour is struggling to hold on to its former voters who wanted Brexit, according to the last YouGov/Times survey before the Labour leadership election result is announced... Looking at why former Labour voters are now reluctant to vote Labour again lays the problem clearly at Jeremy Corbyn's door. More than seven in ten (71%) 2015 Labour voters said that they won't vote Labour again because they don't think that Corbyn would make a good Prime Minister. A majority also said that they doubted Labour would be able to form a competent government, and that the party doesn't represent their views.

Even Fans Of Grammar Schools Think They Are Bad For Less Able Children

Matthew Smith | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

Most people who want more grammar schools admit that less academically able children would be better off in a comprehensive system... Do people back grammar schools because they think their own child is smart enough to get into one? The answer seems to be yes.

Support For Junior Doctors Begins To Slip Away As BMA Calls Off Strike

Matthew Smith | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

The BMA has called off next week's junior doctors' strike, citing patient safety concerns. This may prove to be a prudent move, as new YouGov data reveals that the public increasingly believes that junior doctors are wrong to go on strike.

Did YouGov Get Their Labour Leadership Poll Wrong?

Don Brind | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Don Brind

In 2015 pollsters, including YouGov called the General Election wrong. At 10pm on May 5th the broadcasters delivered a huge shock to Ed Miliband --and the rest of us. If Reg Race is right, Jeremy Corbyn is destined to get a similar shock at around 10am on September 24th.

How Badly Is Jeremy Corbyn Doing?

Anthony Wells | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Wells

In terms of public support Labour's current position is poor, but not exceptionally so... Labour's polling on underlying questions like leadership and the economy should be far more worrying for them - their ratings there are terrible. Furthermore, for as long as they are hamstrung by internal fighting, there is no obvious way for them to improve them.

Majority of Voters Think Ukip Is on the Way Out

Matthew Smith | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

Despite the runaway success of the UK Independence Party - with four million votes at the 2015 general election and a Brexit vote at the EU referendum - the majority of voters don't believe that the party will spend much longer as a force in British politics.

Brexit's Social Mobility Challenge

Sir Peter Lampl | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Politics
Sir Peter Lampl

It is crucial that a post-Brexit Britain makes sure that young people still have the same chances to fulfil their talents. The next generation needs clearer options and better information from those around them in order to play to their strengths and fulfil their potential. I hope the new Prime Minister translates her first day promise into real action to make that happen.

British Bosses Should Fear Their 'Credibility Gulf' With the Public

Tom Maddocks | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Tom Maddocks

Bosses need to work harder at learning to 'speak human,' sounding like real people who are dealing with the issues in a realistic way, being more honest about the problems they face, instead of simply repeating a series of 'key messages' in interviews while avoiding the tough questions.

Brexit Basil and Bremain Bridget - How British Fictional Characters Might Vote

Chris Curtis | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Curtis

As we enter the final weeks before the EU referendum politicians, business leaders and even celebrities have entered the campaign. High profile celebrity endorsements have included Benedict Cumberbatch (Remain), Emma Thompson (Remain), Michael Caine (Leave), and Katie Hopkins (Leave). With this in mind, YouGov asked voters how they thought 30 different fictional characters might vote on 23 June.

Recovery in the Polls: Predicting the London Mayor Election Result

Kenneth Bunker | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Kenneth Bunker

Are the pollsters in the clear? Not yet. After the huge defeat in the Westminster elections they will have to prove that they will get better. The London Mayoral election shows a positive advance in a short period of time. However, they will only face the real test in the next UK parliamentary elections. Until then, pollsters have time to improve their methods.

Corbyn Gets Huge Backing Of Labour Members

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn would win an even bigger landslide if Labour MPs forced him to undergo a fresh leadership election, a new poll has revealed. The Elec...

Under Jeremy Corbyn, There's a Chasm Between Labour Members and the General Public

Ian Warren | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Warren

Jeremy Corbyn has long said that Labour party members will determine policy. The poll I released this week in conjunction with YouGov lifts the lid on the policy views of the Labour party membership, revealing a party which is ill at ease with majority opinion in the country at large.

Three Reasons Small Businesses Needn't Worry about Extended Sunday Trading

Annabel Denham | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Politics
Annabel Denham

The government's plans would see prohibitions limiting large stores from opening on Sundays for more than six hours lifted in certain circumstances. The decision would be devolved to local leaders across England and Wales (Scotland and Ireland already have powers over Sunday trading devolved to their regional parliaments).

Sir Winston Churchill's Grandson Blasts Julian Assange As A 'Poisonous Puff Ball'

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

Sir Winston Churchill’s grandson today branded Wikileaks founder Julian Assange a “poisonous puff ball” in a Twitter rant. Tory MP Sir Nichol...

British Press 'Most Right-Wing' in Europe

Will Dahlgreen | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Will Dahlgreen

British people are the most likely to say their press is right wing out of seven European countries - and the most likely to say the press is too negative about immigration...

Untapped Potential in the Health Tech Generation

Nick Hardiker | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Tech
Nick Hardiker

Mobile devices and gadgets are now ubiquitous. According to Ofcom, at the beginning of 2015 in the UK, 93% of adults personally owned/used a mobile phone ‒ 66% of adults had a smartphone and 61% used their handset to access the Internet.

Four Million Labour Voters Lack Trust in Corbyn and McDonnell on the Economy

Peter Kellner | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Of the nine million people who voted Labour in May, around four million withhold their backing for Corbyn and McDonnell on the economy, saying they trust the Tories more, or trust neither party, or simply 'don't know'. Unless the great bulk of these doubters can be won over, Labour will not be able even to get back to nine million votes, let alone the 10-11 million it needs to become the largest party.

Travelling Brits Care More About Nightlife Than Laws Criminalising LGBT People

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

A survey published on Friday revels that Britons rate the quality of nightlife and museums above a country’s laws on LGBT persecution when deciding ...

Who Cares About Cameron's 'Debauched' University History? Not Many People, It Seems

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

David Cameron's alleged "debauched" university behaviour may have stirred the press and social media into a frenzy, but did little to change anyone's...

Is Rail Nationalisation a Vote-Winner?

Peter Kellner | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

For obvious reasons, politicians love to claim that their policies are popular. The more they can show that they are on the side of the voters, the easier it is to win votes. Jeremy Corbyn thinks he is onto a vote-winner with his plan to renationalise Britain's railways. Is he?

The Media's Caricaturing of Jeremy Corbyn Should Concern Us All

Bradley Allsop | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

It is sometimes said that we get the government we deserve (not sure about this, we'd have to have done something pretty bad to be lumped with these guys) but it might be truer to say we get the media we deserve.

The Most And Least Attractive Accents In The UK Have Been Ranked

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

New research has rated the top 12 main accents in the British Isles by attractiveness – and the results may surprise you. YouGov asked 2,018 adu...

Turns Out Nearly 50% Of Young Britons Don't Define Themselves As Straight... Or Gay

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

More than 40% percent of young Britons say they are neither gay or straight, a new poll has revealed. Research published by YouGov revealed that 6...

Seagulls Are Officially Worse Than Pigeons, According To YouGov

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Comedy

A pioneering YouGov poll has discovered that Brits are more fond of one type of bird over another type. The renowned pollster asked 1,500 British p...

Speak for Europe, David

Peter Kellner | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

The advice from Europe's voters to David Cameron could not be clearer: If you want popular support across the Channel for your renegotiation strategy, talk not about what's good for Britain but what's good for Europe.