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Independent on Sunday/Sunday Mirror Political Poll

 A political poll on behalf of The Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror.

Date Published: 19 Aug 2011

Categories: Energy | Media | Politics | Public and communities | Technology & Telecoms | UK


 Conservatives gain in post-riot poll / 62% of young people say they know someone put off university by fees 

Support for the Conservatives has risen to its highest level since October, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror.
Voting intention:
Con       38% (+2)
Lab        40% (-)
LD          11% (+1)
Others   11% (-3)
Change since IoS/SM poll last month.
The poll also finds that 34% of people, and 62% of the 18-24 age group, agree that "I know someone who will be put off university education by the raising of tuition fees to up to £9,000"; 43%, and 26% of 18-24s, disagree.
David Cameron’s personal rating is hardly changed, with 34 per cent (up one point) saying he is “turning out to be a good prime minister”, while Ed Miliband has fallen back three points, with just 24 per cent agreeing that he is “turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party”.
David Cameron is turning out to be a good prime minister
______________   Jan       Apr      May      June     July      August
Agree:                         38%      38%      37%      39%     37%      33%      34%
Disagree:                      41%      43%      46%    43%      44%     45%      48%
Don’t know:                  21%      19%      17%     18%     19%      22%      18%
Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party
______________  Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July      August
Agree:                         17%      22%      24%      22%     18%      27%     24%
Disagree:                      32%      35%      38%    39%      45%     41%      44%
Don’t know:                  50%      43%      37%     39%     37%      32%      32%
Nick Clegg is turning out to be a good leader of the Liberal Democrats
______________    Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July      August
Agree:                         26%      28%      24%      21%     20%      22%      22%
Disagree:                      49%      49%      55%    56%      57%     53%      55%
Don’t know:                  25%      23%      21%     24%     23%      25%      23%
The inquiry announced by the Government into the causes of the recent rioting and looting is a waste of time
Agree: 39%
Disagree: 45%
Labour voters are more likely to agree than disagree, even though Miliband was the first leader to advocate it.
Bill Bratton, former police chief in New York and Los Angeles, is the best person to take over the running of London's police
Agree: 19%
Disagree: 44%
Don’t know: 37%
Conservative voters are the most likely to agree, but even then it’s a small minority (24%).
On the economy, about which I have written for The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, the gloomy outlook for world growth does not seem to have eroded the Coalition's advantage over the Opposition.
I trust David Cameron and George Osborne to make the right decisions about the economy
Agree: 31%
Disagree: 48%
I trust Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to make the right decisions about the economy
Agree: 18%
Disagree: 54%
Cameron and Osborne have a negative rating, -17 points, but Miliband and Balls's rating is worse, -36 points. Not even half (48%) of Labour voters agree that they trust Miliband/Balls, with one in five (21%) Labour voters disagreeing.
I am confident that my pension arrangements will ensure I can afford to live comfortably when I retire
Agree: 21%
Disagree: 57%
I have more money to spend on non-essential items now than I did last year
Agree: 14%
Disagree: 80%
I have scaled back my holiday plans to save money
Agree: 60%
Disagree: 34%
I am spending less on eating out and leisure activities now than I did last year
Agree: 69%
Disagree: 27%
Methodology note: ComRes interviewed 2,028 GB adults online on 17 and 18 August 2011. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults and by past vote recall.  ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.  

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