Labour has increased its lead in The Independent on Sunday’s monthly opinion poll, shared with the Sunday Mirror and conducted by ComRes, but more than half of voters (53%) say that they cannot imagine Ed Miliband as prime minister.
Con 29% (-3)
Lab 35% (0)
UKIP 17% (+1)
LibDem 10% (+1)
Others 9% (+1)
Labour’s lead is up three points since [...]
We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. As well as voting intention – it will be interesting to see if the pattern of increased Labour leads in other recent polls is repeated – we asked if people agreed or disagreed with the following statements.
Sir John [...]
In our ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday yesterday, we experimented with split samples to compare people’s responses to statements that named the two largest parties with responses to those that named David Cameron and Ed Miliband.
First we asked half the sample: If they were in government, which party would you trust most to… [...]
Labour’s lead has narrowed to three points in a poll for tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror – the lowest for 19 months in a ComRes online poll.
Con 32% (+4)
Lab 35% (-1)
UKIP 16% (-1)
We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
It will be interesting to see if it suggests that the Labour lead is narrowing or disappearing as other polls have.
We have asked questions about which of the two major parties, and which of the two party leaders, is [...]
ComRes has carried out some fascinating polling for Theos, the Christian think tank, into what people believe about the supernatural:
39% believe in the soul,
32% in life after death,
30% in spirits,
26% in heaven,
25% in angels,
16% in reincarnation,
14% in the devil,
13% in hell,
13% in the power of dead ancestors,
10% in demons,
3% in jinns
A jinn, according to the [...]
The posh phrase is cognitive dissonance, but it means people believe incompatible things, and today’s ComRes poll for The Independent has a striking example.
After the next election, which of the two main political parties do you think is most likely to…
Make your family better off?
Keep the economy growing?
Without running the cross-breaks, [...]
A year after Ed Miliband launched his celebrated slogan, nearly half of voters, 47%, say they don’t know what “One Nation Labour” means, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror tomorrow.
Labour’s lead is barely changed, at eight points:
Con 28% (0)
We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. With contradictory evidence from other polls as to whether Labour’s lead is shrinking, it will be interesting to see what ComRes’s online poll reports.
Andrew Hawkins, chairman of ComRes, pollster for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, gave a presentation at the CIPR pre-conference-season briefing last week, in which he listed the six polling myths about the next election. As I have been a purveyor of most of them, I though it worth reporting what they are:
1. UKIP [...]
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