Best Party On Key Issues: Taxation

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. 1,000-2,000 GB adults aged 18+

Base: All mentioning issue as important

  Con Lab Lib Dem None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Taxation"
21-24 July 1995 26 39 7 27 +13
22-25 March 1996 32 38 8 23 +6
23-28 July 1996 33 31 5 30 -2
21-24 February 1997 31 33 9 26 +2
8 April 1997 41 26 8 25 -15
21-24 May 1998 32 36 6 25 +4
23-26 July 1999 31 30 9 29 -1
20-25 January 2000 29 27 9 33 -2
20-24 July 2000 36 22 8 33 -14
15-20 February 2001 30 28 9 32 -2
11-16 September 2003 30 20 11 38 -10
10-14 September 2004 29 16 13 37 -13
17-21 February 2005 34 20 9 37 -14
7-11 April 2005 30 24 10 34 -6
31 August - 6 September 2006 33 14 10 42 -19
20-26 September 2007 25 16 10 47 -9
15-17 August 2008* 47 6 9 30 -41

* "None" was not recorded as a separate category in August 2008

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem† None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Taxation"
4-6 April 1979 48 24 3 24 -24
17-19 April 1979 51 26 5 19 -25
24-26 April 1979 50 30 5 15 -20
4-6 May 1979 54 28 4 14 -26
10-17 April 1980 45 32 4 19 -13
21-25 April 1983 34 26 10 30 -8
17-18 May 1983 39 27 9 25 -12
24-25 May 1983 42 26 13 19 -16
1-3 June 1983 43 24 12 19 -19
28 October 1985 30 28 12 30 -2
3-4 November 1986 38 27 9 26 -11
18-21 October 1991 39 28 6 26 -11
17-21 January 1992 40 27 9 23 -13
21-25 February 1992 37 25 9 28 -12
11-12 March 1992 39 31 8 21 -8
16 March 1992 39 33 10 17 -6
23 March 1992 37 32 12 18 -5
30 March 1992 38 33 13 16 -5
15-20 September 1993 23 28 14 34 +5
19-23 May 1994 21 37 15 25 +16
21-24 July 1995 20 39 6 35 +19
22-25 March 1996 26 33 8 32 +7
23-28 July 1996 28 31 6 35 +3
21-24 February 1997 28 31 10 30 +3
8 April 1997 28 29 11 32 +1
21-24 May 1998 21 34 7 37 +13
23-26 July 1999 22 32 9 35 +10
20-25 January 2000 22 29 9 39 +7
20-24 July 2000 28 25 9 38 -3
15-20 February 2001 21 34 8 36 +13
21-26 February 2002 21 33 10 36 +12
11-16 September 2003 23 23 10 42 0
10-14 September 2004 21 18 11 48 -3
7-11 April 2005 22 27 12 37 +5
31 August - 6 September 2006 23 19 11 46 -4
20-26 September 2007 17 22 10 47 +5
15-17 August 2008* 38 16 11 31 -22
25-27 September 2009  25 23 18 30 -2
19-22 March 2010  26 25 13 32 -1
15-17 September 2012 26 31  31  +5 

* "None" was not recorded as a separate category in August 2008

† Liberal 1979-80, Liberal-SDP Alliance 1983-6

2014 onwards

  Con Lab Lib Dem UKIP  Other None Don't know Lab Lead
  % % %  % % % % %
"Taxation"
8-12 March 2014 25 27 12 1 6 7 21 +2
6-9 September 2014  31 27 7 2 6 7 21 -4
12-15 April 2015 30 29 7 2 9 6 17 -1

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