Poll: Labour gain as Tories suffer from euro crisis
* Ed Miliband’s personal rating is better than David Cameron’s for the first time in a ComRes poll.
* Cameron-Osborne are equal with Miliband-Balls in being “trusted to take the right decisions on the economy”.
* 26% of Tory voters are “seriously considering” voting for the UK Independence Party.
* And 61% of those expressing a view say they would vote to leave the EU in a referendum.
Conservatives 32 % (-2)
Labour 41 % (+2)
Lib Dem 11 % (+1)
UKIP 7 % (-2)
Green 3 % (+1)
Others 6 % (0)
(Change since last ComRes online poll, for The Independent, 28 April.)
The poll found that 13% of voters (mostly Labour and Lib Dem) would “seriously consider” voting for the Green Party and 13% (mainly Conservative voters) for UKIP:
Which, if any, of these parties would you seriously consider voting for at a General Election if it were held tomorrow? Please indicate all that apply
(The figures in the table exclude those already intending to vote for that party.)
David Cameron is turning out to be a good Prime Minister
Agree 26% (-3)
Disagree 54% (+4)
Net agree -28 (-7)
(Change since last Independent on Sunday/S Mirror/ComRes poll, 22 April.)
Support has slipped among Conservative voters, from 75% agreeing last month to 67% now.
Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party
Agree 26% (+8)
Disagree 45% (-4)
Net agree -19 (+12 )
Nick Clegg is turning out to be a good leader of the Liberal Democrats
Agree 20% (-2)
Disagree 56% (+4)
Net agree -36 (-6)
Trust on the economy
I trust David Cameron and George Osborne to make the right decisions about the economy
Agree 26% (+1)
Disagree 55% (+1)
Net agree -29 (0)
I trust Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to make the right decisions about the economy
Agree 22% (+3)
Disagree 51% (-1)
Net agree -29 (+4)
“Out of touch”?
This Government is out of touch with ordinary voters
Agree 67% (-5)
Disagree 22% (+5)
Net agree +45 (-10 )
Leaving the European Union would be bad for the British economy in terms of lost jobs and trade
Of Conservative voters, 37% agree, compared with 43% of Labour voters and 56% of Liberal Democrat voters.
If a referendum were held on Britain’s membership of the EU, I would vote for Britain to leave the EU
Half (51%) of Conservative voters agree, compared with 42% of Labour voters and 39% of Lib Dem voters. Compare the 54-34% split in recent British Election Study (disapprove-approve of EU membership). Excluding don’t knows, this suggests a 61-39% vote to end Britain’s membership of the EU.
Methodology: ComRes interviewed 2,038 GB adults online on 16 and 17 May 2012. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full tables at ComRes.
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