IoS / Sunday Mirror Political Poll
A political poll of behalf of the Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror.
CONTACT US TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Date Published
18 Jun 2011

Further Description

Ed Miliband's leadership rating drops 10 points in month


Voting intention
Con       37% (-1)
Lab        37% (-2)
LD          11% (-)
Others   15% (+3)
 
Change since Independent on Sunday/Sunday Mirror ComRes online poll published 15 May.  
 
Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party.
                                    Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June
Agree:                         17%      22%      24%      22%     18%      
Disagree:                      32%      35%      38%    39%      45%
Don’t know:                  50%      43%      37%     39%     37%
Net agree:                    -15        -13        -14       -17       -27
 
Andrew Hawkins, ComRes chairman, comments: "The problem for Ed Miliband is that when voters come off the fence, they are more likely to disagree that he is turning out to be a good leader."
Of Labour voters 41% agree; but 25% disagree and 34% say that they do not know
 
Nick Clegg is turning out to be a good leader of the Liberal Democrats.
                                    Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June    

Agree:                         26%      28%      24%      21%     20%
Disagree:                      49%      49%      55%    56%      57%
Don’t know:                  25%      23%      21%     24%     23%

Net agree:                     -15        -21        -31        -35        -37

 

·         52% of Lib Dem voters agree as well as 33% of Conservative voters

David Cameron is turning out to be a good Prime Minister.
                                    Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June
Agree:                         38%      38%      37%      39%     37%
Disagree:                      41%      43%      46%    43%      44%
Don’t know:                  21%      19%      17%     18%     19%

Net agree:                     -3         -5         -9         -4         -7

We asked whether David Miliband, Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper would be a better Labour leader.

David Miliband would be a better Labour leader than Ed Miliband
 
Agree: 27%
Disagree: 17%
Don’t know: 57%
 
Ed Balls would be a better Labour leader than Ed Miliband
 
Agree: 10%
Disagree: 40%
Don’t know: 50%
 
Yvette Cooper would be a better Labour Leader than Ed Miliband
 
Agree: 7%
Disagree: 37%
Don’t know: 57%
 
Andrew Hawkins, ComRes chairman, comments: "Worryingly for Ed Miliband, more Labour voters agree that David would be a better leader than disagree – 29% to 19% with 51% who don’t know. David Miliband appeals far more to men, and – importantly – to the wealthier income group AB."

The Labour party is unelectable as the party of government as long as Ed Miliband is its leader
 
Agree: 33%
Disagree: 28%
Don’t know: 39%

·         17% of Labour voters agree (52% disagree)

The NHS would be safer under Labour than under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition
 
Agree: 34%
Disagree:37%
Don’t know: 30%
 
Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg deserves some credit for making the Conservatives think again about their NHS changes.
                        May                  June
Agree:              49%                  49%
Disagree:          26%                  27%
Don’t know:      25%                  24%

The Liberal Democrats would be more popular if they replaced Nick Clegg as leader
 
Agree: 25%
Disagree: 34%
Don’t know: 40%

Spending cuts

The Government is cutting public spending in a way that is fair to every section of society
                            Nov        Dec            Feb       June
Agree                   32%        30%           25%      25%
Disagree              52%        53%            59%     60%
 
I expect to be worse off personally as a result of the spending cuts
                            Nov        Dec            Feb       June
Agree                   65%        66%           69%      67%
Disagree              16%        16%           16%      16%

Methodology note:

 
ComRes interviewed 2,008 GB adults online on 15 and 16 June 2011. Data were weighted to be representative of all adults and by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

SHARE THIS STORY