ComRes / Daily Mail political poll, February 2015
The Conservatives have moved into a two-point lead over Labour as support for UKIP slides, according to the first in a new series of ComRes polls for the Daily Mail.
The Conservatives are up three points since the last ComRes telephone poll in January to 34 per cent, while Labour is up two points to 32 per cent. The Conservatives had a one point lead over Labour in January.
UKIP has slipped four points to 13 per cent – its lowest vote share since April 2014.
The Greens are up to eight per cent, their highest share in a ComRes telephone poll this parliament and level with the Liberal Democrats.
Con 34% (+3)
Lab 32% (+2)
LD 8% (NC)
UKIP 13% (-4)
Green 8% (+1)
Others 6% (-1)
The poll also finds that 26 per cent of voters say they would like to vote for Labour but are put off by Ed Miliband. More than twice as many Britons think that Mr Miliband would make a bad prime minister (61 per cent) as think he would make a good one (25 per cent).
One in three Labour voters – 32 per cent – admits they expect Mr Miliband will make a bad prime minister.
More than one in three Britons (37 per cent) think that the SNP should not be able to join a UK-wide coalition in the event of a hung parliament. However, 57 per cent think they should be able to.
The majority of British adults (55 per cent) say that if the SNP joined a coalition government it should not be allowed to make decisions on laws that don’t impact on Scotland.
Date Published: 23 February 2015
Categories: Economy | GE2015 | Media | Politics | UK | Voting Intention
Client: Daily Mail
ComRes interviewed 1,004 GB adults by telephone between 20th and 23rd February 2015. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. Data were also weighted by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.