Thursday 8 May 2014

A list of recent Survation polls

With one year to go until the General Election, and less than two weeks until the European Elections, Survation polled 1,005 residents of Great Britain on behalf of the Daily Mirror. The full tables are available here.

Key findings on Europe:
  • Survation forecasts predict UKIP to win more seats than any other party in the European Elections. UKIP are forecast to win 23 seats to Labour’s 22 and the Conservatives’ 21. The Lib Dems are forecast to retain only one seat. (It is worth noting that Labour are within the margin of error of UKIP’s lead)
  • The Green party, Plaid Cyrmu and the BNP are expected to lose all their MEPs.
Key findings on the economy:
  • The economy is the issue that affects the most people’s vote with 78% saying it would have an effect. The biggest vote-swinging issues were
    • The economy (78%)
    • Healthcare (73%)
    • Immigration (72%)
  • 54% of the British public believe the UK economy is recovering  but only 17% say their financial situation is improving, compared to 30% who say their financial situation is worsening. See graphic below for more details.
  • A poll for progressive polling also found that 53% of the public blame the banking industry for the 2008 financial crash. Full tables available here
Key findings on housing:
  • 65% of voters support proposals to cap rent increases that are considerably above market trends. The support comes from across all demographics and voting intentions – 61% of Conservative voters support the proposals.
  • 67% of voters also support proposals to ban estate agents from charging letting fees.
  • See graphic below for more details.

New figures for the National Childbirth Trust

Survation polled 2,112 parents and prospective parents on behalf of the National Childbirth Trust. The work investigated attitudes to new legislation on shared parental leave. The tables are available here.

Key findings on paternal leave:
  • 30% of men would not consider sharing parental leave with their partner, however 76% of men would be more likely to take advantage of the shared leave if it were available on a part-time basis.
  • The top two reasons cited for not considering shared leave were paternity pay being too low (45%) and feeling that is was their responsibility as a father to go to work and earn money (42%).
To find out more about the National Childbirth Trust, click here.

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