Polling

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”…

Tories must be wary of Ed Miliband’s cost of living gambit

5 August 2013 13:05

Fresh polling (£) from The Times and YouGov today says that the Tories still have much work to do to…

Most opinion polls are junk: blame the ignorant general public for that.

25 June 2013 14:07

One of the very good things about Lord Ashcroft is that he is happy to commission large-scale opinion polls. Sometimes…

David Cameron is no longer more popular than his party

7 June 2013 18:19

For the first time, David Cameron is trailing behind his party, according to the latest polling from Lord Ashcroft. Labour…

Labour are the real losers in Eastleigh

26 February 2013 11:38

The Lib Dems are still on course to hold Eastleigh. Despite the loss of Britain’s AAA credit rating and the…

Will Nick Clegg take advantage of Britain’s growing EU and immigration anxiety?

18 February 2013 12:41

Today’s Financial Times paints a poor picture for pro-Europeans: half of those polled want to leave the EU and just a third…

They’re nearly here but still, no one cares about elected police commissioners

14 November 2012 13:30

This time tomorrow, the country will be flocking to the polls to select their first ever police commissioners. Or at…

Is David Cameron struggling to keep up with public opinion on Europe?

5 November 2012 14:52

Over the past two weeks, the government has been desperately trying to harden its position on the European Union to…

Despite everything last week, David Cameron is still on the up

23 October 2012 14:57

Finally, some good news for the government – the public seems unconcerned by its recent difficulties. In spite of plebgate and…

Ed Miliband takes part in a question-and-answer session on the NHS in Manchester. Picture: Getty.

Labour conference: Ed Miliband’s speech boosts his ratings

4 October 2012 15:42

Labour leave Manchester today with a 14-point poll lead over the Conservatives, according to YouGov. That’s their biggest lead in…

Ed Miliband is struggling to convince voters that he could be Prime Minister. Picture: Getty

Labour conference: Polling suggests Ed Miliband is still not seen as PM material

2 October 2012 13:44

As Ed Miliband prepares to present a carefully crafted image of ‘Ed the human’ to the Labour conference this afternoon,…

Lib Dem conference: Paddy Ashdown hits out at opinion polls, Tories and pessimism

24 September 2012 18:28

Polls don’t and shouldn’t matter to Liberal Democrats, so says Paddy Ashdown. The ex-Lib Dem leader managed to whip activists…

Boris Johnson wouldn’t quite carry Conservatives back into government

12 September 2012 10:32

If Boris Johnson was leader of the Conservative Party, would his presence reverse the party’s declining fortunes? This is the…

Why do the Lib Dems love leaflets so much?

23 August 2012 19:04

Polling analyst Mark Gettleson has a fascinating piece of research on ConHome today about the implications for the Conservatives of…

Conservative Corby slips away

16 August 2012 18:30

The first polling on the Corby and East Northamptonshire by-election is out today and not surprisingly, it suggests that Labour…

A deal on party funding could enrage Tory backbenchers all over again

13 August 2012 16:30

Are the Tories about to do a deal with the Liberal Democrats over political party funding? Benedict Brogan intriguingly suggests…