Rapid response poll for the Daily Mail of 1,031 British adults in reaction to David Cameron’s announcement to stand down as Prime Minister after two terms.
ComRes / Daily Mail poll: Cameron seen as honest by announcing he won’t stand for third term
- More than three quarters of Britons (78%) say that David Cameron’s announcement to stand down as Prime Minister after two terms will have no impact on their likelihood to vote Conservative.
- Slightly more people say that Cameron was right to make the announcement than say he was wrong to (38% to 32%).
- The British public is most likely to say that by stating he will not serve a third term as Prime Minister, David Cameron was being honest.
- 45% say this, compared to 28% who say he was being arrogant.
- Although four in ten (41%) say he has made himself a lame duck, a majority of Britons (59%) disagree.
- However, there is some sense that the issue is a distraction with 70% of Britons agreeing that the Prime Minister should be focussing on voters rather than his own job.
- A majority of Britons (55%) believe that, by saying he will not fight another General Election, David Cameron would be able to concentrate solely on his plan for the country and not be distracted by trying to win a General Election.
- Boris Johnson (31%) is seen as the best Conservative Prime Minister from the three candidates named by David Cameron, finishing significantly ahead of Theresa May (17%) and George Osborne (12%).
- David Miliband is the most popular choice as the best Labour Prime Minister (29%), including half (51%) of Labour voters selecting the former Foreign Secretary over other candidates.
Date Published: 25th March
Categories: GE2015 | Media | Politics | Public and communities | UK
Client: Daily Mail
ComRes interviewed 1,031 GB adults online on 24th March 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.