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ComRes Poll: Boris Beckons

John Rentoul

150247706 300x240 ComRes Poll: Boris BeckonsDavid Cameron is no longer regarded more favourably than the Conservative Party, according to a ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror tomorrow. Both the leader and the party are rated favourably by 23 per cent and unfavourably by 52 per cent of voters.

Labour has a nine-point lead as the Conservatives have dropped to their lowest rating in a ComRes poll when people were asked how they would vote:

Con 26% (-3)
Lab 35% (0)
UKIP 19% (0)
LD 10% (+2)
Others 10% (+1)

(Change since last ComRes online poll last month.)

The leadership ambitions of Boris Johnson, the Conservative mayor of London, will be boosted by the finding that he is regarded favourably by 44 per cent of votes and unfavourably by only 27 per cent, the only positive rating of the five politicians tested.

Please indicate whether you have a favourable or unfavourable view of each of the following political leaders and parties…
Favourable
Unfavourable
Neither
Don’t know
% change Favourable from March 2013
David Cameron
23%
52%
20%
5%
-3%
The Conservative Party generally
23%
52%
19%
6%
nc
Ed Miliband
20%
49%
25%
7%
+1
The Labour Party generally
28%
45%
21%
6%
nc
George Osborne, the Chancellor
14%
52%
26%
8%
n/a
Ed Balls, the Shadow Chancellor
15%
49%
27%
9%
n/a
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London
44%
27%
23%
6%
n/a
The Green Party generally
28%
23%
38%
11%
n/a

The economy

I trust David Cameron and George Osborne to make the right decisions about the economy
Agree 25% (+2 since March) Disagree 56% (0)

I trust Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to make the right decisions about the economy
Agree 20% (no change since March) Disagree 56% (+1)

David Cameron is right to say “we are making progress at getting our country into shape”
Agree: 31% Disagree: 51%

G8 Summit

David Cameron has shown strong leadership in his dealings with other countries as Prime Minister
Agree 34% Disagree 47%

The richest countries in the world have a responsibility to help the world’s poor through spending on international aid
Agree 53% Disagree 29%

Internet

I trust the Government to protect people’s privacy on the internet from ‘snooping’ by American intelligence agencies
Agree 20% Disagree 57%

The internet is bad for family life
Agree 23% (+1 since December 2011) Disagree 61% (-2)

NHS

The problems with NHS Accident and Emergency services are mostly the fault of the last Labour government rather than the current Coalition Government
Agree 32% Disagree 40% Don’t know 28%

ComRes interviewed 2,041 GB adults online on 12 and 13 June 2013. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. Data were also weighted 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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