Monday 20 April 2015

YouGov Daily Briefing 20/04/2015 <<< 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 lead by 1.
  • In YouGov’s poll for The Sunday Times, 47% of people think David Cameron is doing well as Prime Minister, 47% badly (a net rating of 0).
  • 36% of people think Ed Miliband is doing well as Labour leader, 54% badly (a net rating of minus 18 – his best score since 2012).
  • 27% of people think Nick Clegg is doing well as Lib Dem leader, 63% badly (a net rating of minus 36).
  • Peter Kellner’s latest forecast: Tories are losing both air war and ground war 
  • Stephan Shakespeare for The Times Red Box: Miliband tactics are squeezing Tory defenders.
  • The stigma factor: UKIP vote most embarrassing, Labour least. 
  • First new pylon for 90 years a hit with voters.

  • By 58% to 23% the public think the UK should commit to spending 2% of GDP on defence to meet NATO expectations.
  • Under both a Conservative or Labour government the majority of people expect the defence budget to be decreased or remain the same.
  • Only 10% expect the budget to be increased if either party came to power.
Coalition Government
  • By 49% to 29% Brits would rather a single party government than a coalition, though if faced with the option of a coalition or minority government they would prefer a coalition (by 44% to 30%).
  • Asked about potential coalitions, Conservative voters would favour a deal with the Liberal Democrats (50%) over a deal with UKIP (35%).
  • Labour voters would prefer a deal with the Lib Dems (36%) over one with the SNP (28%) or one with both parties (11%).

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