Polling

Britpop 20 years on: the Tory voters who love Oasis

17 April 2014 15:57

It’s twenty years since the height of Britpop, but does anyone still care about it? YouGov has carried out some…

Modern Britain: little islanders who love the Queen and Richard Branson

14 April 2014 15:03

Who and what represents Britain today? Our country has changed significantly in the last few decades; but, a batch of…

What if mayors ruled the world?

12 April 2014 16:11

Once, countries competed. Now, cities do. Take the above video of Stockholm, boasting about being the best place in the…

Polling shows none of the party leaders are trusted on Europe

24 March 2014 14:24

Do we trust our politicians to deal with Britain’s ties with Europe? The polar opposites on the matter, Nick Clegg…

How much do voters care about Old Etonians and the political class?

18 March 2014 13:11

Are voters really concerned about how many Old Etonians David Cameron surrounds himself with? Judging by the cutting remarks from…

Ukraine polling: EU vs Russian integration and who is the weakest leader?

5 March 2014 11:09

It’s difficult to figure out exactly what’s going on in Ukraine and what it all means — as Freddy has…

Labour on track to beat Ukip in Wythenshawe & Sale East

6 February 2014 16:05

Will Ukip make great gains in the Wythenshawe & Sale East by-election next week? According to the latest polling from…

Labour’s poll woes as economy grows

14 January 2014 22:09

Is the improving economy harming Labour’s standing? According to a new Guardian/ICM survey out today, Labour is still ahead of…

Six moments that hardened up the Tories in 2013

30 December 2013 9:00

For the Conservative party, 2013 has been the year of Lynton Crosby. Just over a year ago, the Wizard of…

Despite the improving economy, George Osborne is still unpopular

15 December 2013 11:14

Now that the economy is recovering and George Osborne has overtaken Ed Balls in the polls for having the best…

New constituency polling: who would vote Ukip?

4 December 2013 11:24

What do the Liberal Democrats and Ukip have in common? According to the second round of Survation’s constituency polling, they…

Nobody’s noticed, but the White Paper on Scottish independence has failed to move public opinion

2 December 2013 10:33

It is not surprising that the first Scottish opinion poll to be done since Alex Salmond published his White Paper…

South Thanet polling highlights the Ukip threat in 2015

28 November 2013 11:30

It appears Laura Sandys has made the right decision to stand down at the next election. A new poll from…

Ed Miliband and Balls: still split on HS2

19 November 2013 12:10

More details of the split Eds have emerged. As Guido reports, Balls has never been to the pub with Miliband,…

The Tories are still stuffed in the North

14 November 2013 17:22

Voters in the North love Tory policies but hate the Tories. That’s the headline from some new YouGov polling on…

Why can’t Labour talk sensibly about immigration?

13 November 2013 12:59

The public still doesn’t trust Labour and Ed Miliband on immigration. His speech last year — admitting ‘the last Labour…

Why do the Tories lead on the economy and leadership but trail overall?

2 November 2013 12:06

One of the odd things about the polls at the moment is that the Tories lead on economic competence and…

Can we talk about immigration?

14 October 2013 20:26

Is immigration still a taboo subject? The debate may have opened up for politicians but voters are still anxious about…

Why a Tory/Ukip alliance would benefit Labour

27 September 2013 15:39

In YouGov’s poll this morning for the Sun the Conservatives had 33 percent support, Labour 40 percent, the Liberal Democrats…

The Tories are facing a serious Ukip problem

15 September 2013 19:21

Is Ukip damaging the Tories in crucial marginal constituencies? As I wrote earlier this week, the next election is looking…

Not even Conservative MPs want to attend their own party conference

13 September 2013 16:30

Party conference season kicks off this weekend, but who is actually going? A ComRes poll out today suggests 38 per…

Ed Miliband: weak, weird and out of his depth

12 September 2013 21:49

The next election is going to be close. Very close, according to new polling from YouGov. When asked which government…

Scottish voters don’t like independence, their Parliament, what it does or the leaders

9 September 2013 18:23

What do Scottish voters think about the Scottish Parliament? Nothing particularly pleasant, according to Lord Ashcroft’s latest polling. The Tory…

The Home Office immigration vans – successful and popular with the nation?

13 August 2013 15:46

Are those Home Office vans targeting illegal immigrants universally disliked? The outcry from when the vans first took to the…

Nate Silver on Scottish independence: Alex Salmond has “no chance”

13 August 2013 11:07

Nate Silver, in Edinburgh to punt his new book, appears to have annoyed some Scottish nationalists today. The “polling guru”…