Voters back Cameron on Europe
Labour’s lead has halved after the Prime Minister’s speech on Europe this week, according to a ComRes opinion poll for tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror. The Conservatives have gained support at the expense of UKIP, while David Cameron’s personal ratings have risen.
Conservative 33% (+5)
Labour 39% (-)
Lib Dem 11% (+2)
UKIP 10% (-4)
Others 7% (-2)
Change since last ComRes online poll, for IoS/SM, December.
Cameron versus Miliband
David Cameron is good at standing up for Britain’s interests in the European Union
Agree: 42% Disagree: 33%
Three quarters (76%) of Conservative voters and half (53%) of Liberal Democrats agree.
If Ed Miliband were prime minister, he would be good at standing up for Britain’s interests in the EU
Agree: 22% Disagree: 44%
Just half (51%) of Labour voters, 5% of Conservative voters and 14% of Liberal Democrats agree.
David Cameron is turning out to be a good Prime Minister
Agree: 32% (+5) Disagree: 46% (-6)
Change since last month. This is his best net score (-14) since June 2011.
If a referendum were held on Britain’s membership of the EU, I would vote for Britain to leave the EU
Agree: 43% (-3) Disagree: 31% (+1)
Change since May 2012.
If some EU powers cannot be restored to the UK, we should leave the EU
Agree: 57% (-1) Disagree: 21% (+3)
Change since November. Half (50%) of Labour voters agree, as do 65% of Conservative voters and 47% of Liberal Democrat voters.
The UK should leave the EU regardless
Agree: 33% (-10) Disagree: 43% (+10)
Change since November. This sharp change may reflect confidence that the UK will be able to negotiate better terms.
Leaving the European Union would be bad for the British economy in terms of lost jobs and trade
Agree: 38% (+2) Disagree: 36% (-4)
Change since May 2012.
By promising a referendum on Europe in the future, David Cameron is causing years of uncertainty which will be bad for the British economy
Agree: 43% Disagree: 30%
One in five (21%) Conservative voters agree.
I expect a Labour Government under Ed Miliband would try to abolish the pound and replace it with the euro
Agree: 30% Disagree: 32% Don’t know: 38%
Afghanistan and al-Qa’ida
Prince Harry talking about killing Taliban will make it more dangerous for British soldiers in Afghanistan
Agree: 36% Disagree: 45%
Prince William should be allowed to serve with the RAF in Afghanistan
Agree: 61% Disagree: 22%
Men (67%) are more likely than women (56%) to agree.
Britain should send military advisers and special forces to North Africa to fight al-Qa’ida terrorists, but not regular soldiers
Agree: 41% Disagree: 26%
Men (49%) are more likely to agree than women (33%).
British intervention in North Africa against al-Qa’ida would make Britain a target for terrorists
Agree: 65% Disagree: 13%
David Cameron is right to say that Britain must be prepared to fight al-Qa’ida terrorism for a generation
Agree: 55% Disagree: 22%
Schools are closing too easily because of snow
Agree: 70% Disagree: 21%
Doubling the price of a lottery ticket is unfair
Agree: 68% Disagree: 20%
More than three quarters (79%) of people from social group C2 agree – the highest of any social group.
ComRes interviewed 2,035 GB adults online on 23-25 January 2013. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults and by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full tables at ComRes.
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