Best Party On Key Issues: Asylum and Immigration

Q I am going to read out a list of problems facing Britain today. I would like you to tell me whether you think the Conservative party, the Labour party or the Liberal Democrats has the best policies on each problem.

Q I am going to read out a list of problems facing Britain today. I would like you to tell me whether you think the Conservative party, the Labour party or the Liberal Democrats has the best policies on each problem. Base: c. 1,000 GB adults aged 18+

Base: All mentioning issue as important

  Con Lab Lib Dem None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Asylum"
11-16 September 2003 36 10 7 42 -26
10-14 September 2004 28 8 8 47 -20
17-21 February 2005 49 9 6 31 -40
7-11 April 2005* 53 11 6 24 -42
"Asylum and Immigration"
7-11 April 2005* 51 12 10 23 -39
31 August - 6 September 2006 35 9 8 44 -26
20-26 September 2007 27 14 6 48 -13
15-17 August 2008** 46 5 13 23 -41
19-22 March 2010 44 6 4 23 -38

*In the April 2005 poll, half the sample was asked about "asylum" and half about "asylum and immigration" ** "None" was not recorded as a separate response category in 2008

 

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Immigration"
25-26 October 1977** 34 20 4 38 -14
12-13 April 1978 51 22 3 19 -29
14 August 1978** 50 21 3 21 -29
"Asylum"
11-16 September 2003 26 14 8 49 -12
10-14 September 2004 21 14 8 52 -7
7-11 April 2005* 35 17 9 35 -18
"Asylum and Immigration"          
7-11 April 2005* 36 18 10 33 -18
31 August - 6 September 2006 28 11 9 49 -17
20-26 September 2007 21 17 7 50 -4
15-17 August 2008** 35 14 10 34 -21
25-27 September 2009  29 15 10  36 -14
19-22 March 2010 28 17 9  35 -11
 15-17 September 2012  26  19  42 -7 

*In the April 2005 poll, half the sample was asked about "asylum" and half about "asylum and immigration" ** "None" was not recorded as a separate response category in this survey

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem  UKIP  Other None  Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % % %
"Asylum and Immigration"                
7-9 September 2013 22  19  11  11  11 20 -7 
 6-9 September 2014 19 18 6 20 8 9 20 -2*
12-15 April 2015 17 21 6 20 11 8 17 4

*behind UKIP

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