Polling

Theresa May is heading for trouble over the Brexit ‘divorce’ bill

3 April 2017 17:23

ICM, who Vote Leave used for their own referendum polling, have some striking numbers on what elements of an EU…

The truth about the fox hunting ban

26 December 2016 7:30

During my years at the League Against Cruel Sports, the one single message we impressed upon people at every opportunity was…

Why do the polls make anyone confident that Donald Trump will lose?

8 November 2016 17:12

Today’s reports about the confident noises coming from Hillary Clinton’s camp made me think about the reports I picked up…

Another poll shows that Brexit hasn’t changed Scottish appetite for independence

13 September 2016 12:34

Throughout the EU referendum campaign, we heard that Brexit would not only sink the UK economy but destroy the Union…

Brits are worried that the economy will tank – but still wouldn’t trust Labour with it

21 May 2016 10:03

Amid all the fun and games of the EU referendum campaign, the polls suggest that economic anxiety is growing, along with…

Which polls are you going to believe?

16 May 2016 18:55

Today’s ICM phone and online polls are a reminder that the polls aren’t going to offer much certainty about the…

Can Lord Finkelstein revive the reputation of Andrew ‘0.5 per cent’ Cooper?

12 May 2016 14:37

Mr S always enjoys reading Danny Finkelstein’s column (even when he borrows jokes from Steerpike) and Wednesday’s column was no exception. In the…

Brexit is gaining momentum, according to two new polls

15 December 2015 8:55

Two new opinion polls suggest that support is growing for Britain to leave the European Union. Today’s Daily Telegraph reports on an ICM survey…

Donald Trump may be riding high in the polls, but watch out for Ted Cruz

13 December 2015 20:58

So how has America reacted to Donald Trump’s proposal to stop all Muslim immigration? Has the Donald gone too far?…

Labour supporters are still backing Jeremy Corbyn in droves

24 November 2015 8:52

The Tories may be steaming ahead in the national opinion polls but the Labour grassroots are still pleased with Jeremy…

Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity plummets after Paris attacks

21 November 2015 19:30

Jeremy Corbyn’s response to the Paris terrorist attacks has been heavily criticised by the media and it appears the public…

Exclusive poll: Jeremy Corbyn’s message is seen as unclear and incoherent

19 November 2015 15:37

Jeremy Corbyn has a problem: two thirds of voters have no idea what he is saying. In a new poll…

Who will influence the EU referendum? Martin Lewis, not June Sarpong

12 November 2015 17:19

The Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is apparently the most trusted voice on the EU referendum, according to a new poll.…

The public oppose the tax credit cuts, according to a new poll

30 October 2015 13:30

Voters support reducing the size of the welfare state but not necessarily through cutting tax credits. According to a new…

Nicola Sturgeon explains how a second independence referendum could be ‘unstoppable’

16 October 2015 9:15

Nicola Sturgeon has a plan about how to achieve another independence referendum, even if there won’t be a pledge for one in…

Jeremy Corbyn: the most unpopular new opposition leader in the history of polling

2 October 2015 9:13

Labour’s conference in Brighton might not have been the disaster some expected but it hasn’t done much for Jeremy Corbyn’s…

Nigel Farage’s immigration rhetoric may harm ‘Out’ campaign, new poll suggests

4 September 2015 9:03

Nigel Farage and Ukip are convinced they can win the EU referendum by focusing on immigration as the key issue.…

New poll shows challenges for all Labour leadership candidates

25 August 2015 13:42

ComRes has released a new poll which outlines Labour’s present plight (as with all post-election opinion polls, treat these numbers with some…

Jeremy Corbyn on track to be next Labour leader, according to new poll

21 July 2015 22:57

Could Jeremy Corbyn actually win the Labour leadership race? A new poll from The Times/YouGov suggests that he will. The new poll of…

Were ‘Lazy Labour’ voters, not ‘Shy Tories’, responsible for the election result?

16 July 2015 17:23

The British Election Study is continuing to dig into why the pollsters called the general election incorrectly. Its latest batch of research suggests…

Lord Ashcroft’s polling overlooked many of the real election battlegrounds

15 May 2015 17:50

Lord Ashcroft has likened the current state of the polling industry with that of the Liberal Democrats, but he could…

Jim Messina interview: how the pollsters got it wrong and why Labour lost

12 May 2015 16:07

Jim Messina is the American elections guru who got the general election right. Hired by the Conservatives as a strategy…

Updated: The final polls are in — and it’s still neck and neck

7 May 2015 12:35

The polling stations open in under 10 hours and the final opinion polls are out. As we’ve seen throughout this campaign, there’s…

Campaign kick-off: 48 hours to go

5 May 2015 10:12

Polling day is nigh upon us and the campaigns are going into overdrive today as the party leaders jump on…

New Sheffield Hallam poll raises questions about Lord Ashcroft’s methodology

4 May 2015 21:30

If Nick Clegg loses in Sheffield Hallam, it would be the Portillo moment of the 2015 election. After several tight polls,…