Party Support at the European Elections

Research Study for the UK Independence Party on European Election Voting Intentions and attitudes to a Single European Currency and the European Union

  • MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,953 adults aged 18+ at 154 sample points across Great Britain.
  • Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face, in home, between 15-20 May 1999.
  • Data were weighted to match the profile of the population.
  • Where results do not sum to 100, this is may be due to computer rounding, multiple answers or the exclusion of don't knows.
  • An asterisk (*) represents a value of less than one half of one percent, but not zero.
  • The voting intention figures exclude those who say they would not vote, are undecided, or refuse to name a party.

Q1 How would you vote if there were a General Election tomorrow? (If undecided or refused at Q1) Q2 Which party are you most inclined to support?

  Q1a/Q1b Q1a/Q1b
  11-16 Mar 15-20 May
  % %
Conservative 25 25
Labour 56 52
Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem) 13 17
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist 3 3
Green Party 1 1
UKIP/Referendum Party/Democratic Party * *
Other 1 1

Will not/do not intend to vote 11 12
Undecided 7 7
Refused 1 2

Q2 The European Parliament elections will be on 10 June this year. If one of the parties adopted a policy of keeping the pound and Britain leaving the European Union would you be more likely to support it, less likely to support it, or would it make no difference?

  11-16 Mar 15-20 May
  % %
More likely 38 37
Less likely 23 22
No difference 26 31
Depends 5 5
Don't know 8 5

Q3a At the European Elections, the UK Independence Party will be campaigning nation-wide for Britain to retain the pound for ever and to leave the European Union. Assuming the UK Independence Party is the only party campaigning for these policies, how would you vote in the European Elections on June 10? (If undecided or refused at Q3a) Q3b Which party are you most inclined to support?

  Q3a/3b Q3a/3b
  11-16 Mar 15-20 May
  % %
Conservative 17 17
Labour 43 40
Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem) 10 12
Scottish National Party (SNP) 3 2
Plaid Cymru 1 1
Green Party 1 1
UK Independence Party 25 25
Other * 1

Will not/do not intend to vote 10 10
Undecided 9 9
Refused 1 2

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