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Political Poll for The Independent

 Voting intention plus political attitudes published by The Independent 2 June 2009.

Date Published: 31 May 2009

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


The latest ComRes voting intention poll results, showing the Conservative lead at 8%, and on their lowest vote share since April 2006.   (comparison with previous Independent poll published 27 April - comparative results for IoS 14 May were Con 40%, Lab 21%, LD 18%))

Con      30% (-15)

Lab      22% (-4)

LD        18% (+1)

Others   30% (+18)  

Additional questions: 

The main political parties in Westminster have let the country down

Agree             80%

Disagree        18%


I would support the introduction of proportional representation for elections in the House of Commons

Agree               69%

Disagree           22%


I would support a significant reduction in the number of MPs in the House of Commons

Agree               73%

Disagree           22%

        I would support the introduction of parliamentary terms which are fixed at four or five years rather than letting the Party in government decide when to call a vote

Agree               79%

Disagree           18%

Ø       Methodology note:

 ComRes telephoned 1005 GB adults between 29th and 31st May 2009.  Data were weighted by past vote recall.  ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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