Poll of British adults on behalf of Westminster Advisers.
ComRes and Westminster Advisers release new research getting under the skin of health policy at the General Election
With health at the forefront of the 2015 General Election, ComRes and Westminster Advisers teamed up to explore the issue in detail.
Rachel Britton, who leads on health projects at ComRes, said: “In the run up to the most unpredictable election in recent history, voters of all types are agreed on one issue – the NHS is a key factor driving their choice of party. Historically Labour have a natural advantage but, this time around, the Labour health team should be worried about how close they are to the Conservatives in terms of public trust. For voters who are principally concerned about patient care, there is too little to choose between the main parties.
And, while the public and health professionals are – inevitably – united in calling for more funding and more resources, the parties have yet to answer the million dollar question – how will we pay for it while keeping the deficit under control? The public know that demands on the NHS have changed immeasurably since its inception and they realise the implications for patients. But voters want to know about the long term vision for the NHS. No party has yet had the courage to set that out.”
You can read the full report here:
Date Published: 08/04/2015
Categories: Health | Public and communities | Social | UK
ComRes surveyed 2,057 GB adults aged 18+ between March 31st and April 1st 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.