Thursday 16 April 2015

YouGov Daily Briefing 16/04/2015 <<< 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 34%, LAB 35%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 13%, GRN 5%.
  • Labour leads by one – its fourth lead in a row.
Our latest Wales voting intention figures for ITV Wales are CON 26%, LAB 40%, PC 12%, LDEM 6%, UKIP 13%, GRN 5.
  • Labour leads by 14.
  • Plaid Cymru are up three points since March.
  • Stephan Shakespeare for The Times Red Box: Fuel duty freeze more popular than extra childcare. Full story
  • Who's ahead in the polls? Labour sees red, Tories see blue. 

Party Manifestos
  • The most favoured policies from the Labour manifesto are reducing the deficit (76% think it’s a good idea), raising the minimum wage to £8 (71% think it’s a good idea) and freezing gas and electricity prices until 2017 (65% think it’s a good idea).
  • From the Conservative manifesto, the public are most in favour of increasing the personal allowance so that people earning the minimum wage don’t have to pay income tax (80% think it’s a good idea), stopping above inflation rail fare increases until 2020 (67% think it’s a good idea) and reducing the maximum household benefits to £23,000 a year (65% think it’s a good idea).
  • However, only 28% think that giving tenants of housing associations the right to buy their home at a discount is a good idea.
School Places
  • In February last year a third of people (33%) thought that the way school places were allocated was unfair, 22% said it was fair.
  • However, those who had applied for a school place for their children in the previous five years tended to think the system was fair by 40% to 36%.
  • When asked how places should be allocated for primary schools, an overwhelming majority (73%) said those living closest to a school should be given priority. The public were also in favour of schools giving younger siblings of current pupils priority over places by 76% to 11%.

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