Sunday Mirror / Independent on Sunday Political Poll

Voting intention and political attitudes conducted for Sunday Mirror / Independent on Sunday

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Date Published
16 Sep 2011

Further Description

Lib Dems expected to do "much worse" at next election as Tories draw level with Labour
Only 23% agree Lib Dems have "done a good job of moderating Conservative policies"
Only 24% agree Lib Dems a "credible party of government" as a result of the Coalition

Con       38% (-)
Lab        38% (-2)
LD         11% (-)
Others   13% (+2)

Change since IoS Poll 21 August.

Just 47% of people who voted Lib Dem in 2010 would vote for the party now.
 
David Cameron is turning out to be a good prime minister
 
                               Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July      August  September
Agree:                         38%      38%      37%      39%     37%      33%      34%     33%
Disagree:                      41%      43%      46%    43%      44%     45%      48%     46%
Don’t know:                  21%      19%      17%     18%     19%      22%      18%     21%
Net                        -3         -5       -9      -4      -7      -12     -14    -13

·         Older people are more likely than younger people to think that David Cameron is turning out to be a good prime minister – 42% of people aged 65 and over agree compared to 22% of people between the age of 18-24.
 
Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party
 
                                 Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July      August  September
Agree:                         17%      22%      24%      22%     18%      27%     24%      20%
Disagree:                      32%      35%      38%    39%      45%     41%      44%     44%
Don’t know:                  50%      43%      37%     39%     37%      32%      32%     36%
Net                        -15      -13     -14     -17    -27     -14     -20     -24
 
·         Half of men (51%) disagree that Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader compared to 38% of women.
 
Nick Clegg is turning out to be a good leader of the Liberal Democrats
 
                               Dec      Jan       Apr      May      June     July      August   September
Agree:                         26%      28%      24%      21%     20%      22%      22%     20%
Disagree:                      49%      49%      55%    56%      57%     53%      55%     53%
Don’t know:                  25%      23%      21%     24%     23%      25%      23%     27%
Net                       -23      -21     -31     -35     -37     -31     -33     -33

·        One in five (21%) Liberal Democrat supporters think that Nick Clegg is not turning out to be a good leader.

I don't really know what David Cameron stands for
 
Agree               42%
Disagree           45%
Don’t know       12%
 
I don't really know what Ed Miliband stands for
 
 
Agree               57%
Disagree           28%
Don’t know       14%
 
·         A third of Labour voters (33%) agree that they don’t know what Ed Miliband stands for.
 
I don't really know what Nick Clegg stands for
 
Agree               61%
Disagree          26 %
Don’t know      13%
 
·         A third of Liberal Democrat voters (34%) agree that they don’t know what Nick Clegg stands for.
 
The Liberal Democrats have done a good job of moderating Conservative policies in the Coalition
 
Agree               23%
Disagree           47%
Don’t know       31%
 
·         66% of Lib Dem voters agree, compared to 33% of Conservatives and 11% of Labour
 
The Coalition Government's policies share the burden of hard times fairly so that we are ‘all in it together’
 
Agree               27%
Disagree           52%
Don’t know       21%
 
·         There is a trend by age – just 17% of 18-24 year olds agree, compared to 42% of people aged 65 or over.
 
Being in coalition with the Conservatives has shown the Liberal Democrats to be a credible party of government
 
Agree               24%
Disagree           52%<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size

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