Monday, 13 April 2015

YouGov Daily Briefing 13/04/2015 <<< follow the link if you would like to join the YOUGOV panel and have your opinions heard

Our latest voting intention figures published in The Sun this morning are CON 33%, LAB 36%, LDEM 7%, UKIP 13%, GRN 5%.
  • Labour lead by three – their highest lead for two weeks.
  • 37% of people approve of the government's record to date, 51% disapprove.
  • If Labour win the next election the majority of people (60%) think taxes will rise while only 38% think taxes will rise under a Conservative government.
  • Those who think Labour will increase taxes say the top rate of income tax (72%) and capital gains (52%) are the taxes most likely to rise under Labour.
  • 52% of those who think the Conservatives will increase taxes if they win the election say VAT will be the most likely tax to increase.
Small Business
  • The Conservatives are seen as slightly better for people who own small businesses than Labour.
  • The public say that if the Conservatives win the election it would be good for small business owners by 38% to 25% while for Labour the figures are 32% to 27%.
  • Asked who would benefit those who work for small businesses, a Conservative government is seen to be a bad thing (by 34% to 29%) while a Labour government is considered to be a good thing (34% to 25%).
Tuition fees
  • By 59% to 22% the public support a reduction in University tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 a year.
  • Out of the main parties, only Conservative voters oppose the plan by 44% to 37%.

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