- MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,769 adults aged 18+ at 155 sampling points across Great Britain.
- Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 19-22 February 1999.
- Base: All respondents, unless stated.
- The voting intention figures exclude those who say they would not vote (10%), are undecided (6%) or refuse to name a party (1%).
- All figures are in percentages. Where percentages do not sum to 100, this may be due to multiple responses, the exclusion of don't knows or computer rounding.
- Data were weighted to match the profile of the population.
- An asterisk (*) denotes a figure between zero and 0.5%.
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? - Base: 1,769
Q3 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the Government is running the country? Q4 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? Q5 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mr Hague is doing his job as leader of the Conservative Party? Q6 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mr Ashdown is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? - Base: 870
Q7 What would you say is the most important issue facing Britain today? Q8 What do you see as other important issues facing Britain today? - Base: 870
|National Health Service/Hospitals Common Market/EU/Europe/Single European Currency Education/schools Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism Economy/economic situation Pensions/welfare security Poverty/inequality Defence/foreign affairs Housing Race relations/immigration/immigrants Drug abuse Pollution/environment Inflation/prices Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages Morality/individual behaviour Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease Northern Ireland Taxation Countryside/rural life Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament Transport/public transport AIDS Animal welfare Local government/council tax Pound/exchange rate/value of pound Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution/Constitutional reform Privatisation Trade unions/strikes Other Don't know||14 18 8 15 6 6 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 * 1 1 * 1 * 0 0 * * * 0 0 6 5||39 30 29 26 19 13 11 9 8 7 7 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 * * 12 4|
Q9 Do you think that the general economic condition of the country will improve, stay the same, or get worse over the next 12 months? - Base: 870
Economic Optimism Index (EOI) -15
Q10 Are satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Gordon Brown is doing his job as Chancellor of the Exchequer? - Base: 870
Q11 On balance, do you agree or disagree with the statement that "in the long term, this government's policies will improve the state of Britain's economy"? - Base: 870
Q12 As you may know, the member states of the European Union have launched the Single European Currency, the euro. Which of the following best describes your own view of British participation in the single currency? - Base: 870
|I strongly support British participation||17||14||21|
|I am generally in favour of British participation, but could be persuaded against it if I thought it would be bad for the British economy||29||24||33|
|I am generally opposed to British participation, but could be persuaded in favour of it if I thought it would be good for the British economy||21||21||20|
|I strongly oppose British participation||24||34||19|
Q13 How likely or unlikely is it that you and your children will regularly use a single European Currency and coinage here in Britain in the next decade? - Base: 870
Double-digit lead for SNP but a majority of the public think Michael Matheson should resign
6 in 10 people in Scotland think Michael Matheson should resign as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care over the issue of his data roaming bill, according to the latest Ipsos Scottish Political Monitor in partnership with STV News.