Polling

A bad week for Ukip in the polls — and a good one for Labour

24 February 2015 8:56

Ukip’s spate of bad publicity appears to be hitting it in the polls. The racism row over the Meet the Ukippers documentary comes…

Ashcroft poll: Ukip second in four top target seats

19 February 2015 11:56

How close is Ukip to taking away seats from the Conservatives in May? Lord Ashcroft has surveyed the Ukip-Tory battleground in his…

Conservatives are four points ahead in latest ICM poll

16 February 2015 13:53

Are the Tories beginning to edge ahead of Labour in the polls? ICM have released their latest monthly poll, which suggests a surge…

Conservatives have a three-point lead in latest Ashcroft poll

9 February 2015 19:16

Have the Tories benefited from Labour’s week of misery? In Lord Ashcroft’s latest national poll, the Conservatives are now three…

Scottish electoral geography is working to the SNP’s advantage

6 February 2015 12:31

The dramatic rout of Scottish Labour continues. Polls suggest the SNP will take 55 out of 59 seats and of…

Ashcroft poll: Labour faces wipeout in Scotland

4 February 2015 10:01

How much is the SNP going to harm Labour in the general election? Labour is already braced for a battering…

Labour is still not trusted to run the country

2 February 2015 18:43

Labour may be level with the Conservatives in the polls but it is still not trusted by the public. Lord Ashcroft’s…

Majority of voters want Cameron as PM — but would prefer a Labour government

27 January 2015 18:51

What do the British public want from their government after 2015? Well, unless things are really going to shift in…

100 days till polling day: the Tories are just ahead but anything could happen

27 January 2015 12:17

Today marks 100 days till the election — so how is the race looking? Still very close, according to the…

SNP still on track to wipeout Labour and Conservatives in May

22 January 2015 10:48

David Cameron is visiting Scotland today to set out his blueprint for Scottish home rule. Might he expect to see…

Green Party up to 11 per cent in latest Ashcroft poll

19 January 2015 17:06

After overtaking Ukip in membership stakes, the Greens are now snapping at its heels in the polls. According to Lord Ashcroft’s latest…

An anomaly or new trend? Tories six points ahead in latest Ashcroft poll

12 January 2015 18:15

What is going on with the opinion polls? In his first national poll of 2015, Lord Ashcroft has the Conservatives…

Five constituencies to watch in the 2015 election

7 January 2015 17:12

Politicians and commentators of all varieties agree: the next election is nigh-on impossible to predict. Even the grand Tory pollster…

Mark Pritchard calls for law change on the anonymity of rape suspects

6 January 2015 11:10

Mark Pritchard, the Conservative MP for The Wrekin, is no longer being investigated by the Met. In a statement, the…

Watch out Labour, Ukip are coming for you

18 December 2014 17:35

How much of a threat is Ukip to Labour? The tanks of the people’s army have been on the Conservatives’…

The Ukip juggernaut continues: Tim Aker wins Thurrock council by-election

5 December 2014 12:22

Ukip’s Tim Aker is now juggling three jobs. Last night, the 29-year-old won a by-election in the Aveley & Uplands ward in…

David Cameron and George Osborne still the most trusted on the economy

2 December 2014 18:10

Good news for the Tories: a new ComRes poll confirms that David Cameron and George Osborne are the most trusted pair…

The Hunting Act has been successful and popular. It should now be made even better.

18 November 2014 14:57

It’s hard to believe a whole decade has passed since the Hunting Act was passed on 18 November 2004. This…

Ukip now 12pts ahead of Tories in Rochester and Strood, but what about next year?

11 November 2014 18:28

Ukip is still on track to pound the Tories into second place in the Rochester and Strood by-election, but not necessarily at next year’s general…

Tribal loyalty stops bad news becoming worse for party leaders

28 October 2014 8:54

Today’s Independent explains why the Tory party is starting to get rather jitter again. Sure, Labour has fallen five points…