Ipsos MORI Political Monitor November

More of the British public is satisfied (49%) with the way that Gordon Brown is doing his job as Chancellor of the Exchequer than is dissatisfied (35%), giving a net satisfaction score of +14%. With the exception of the Autumn of 2000, during the petrol crisis, MORI's surveys have consistently shown that, on balance, the public is satisfied with the Chancellor's performance. In contrast, over half the public is dissatisfied (55%) with Tony Blair's performance as Prime Minister, with less than two in five (37%) expressing dissatisfaction.

More of the British public is satisfied (49%) with the way that Gordon Brown is doing his job as Chancellor of the Exchequer than is dissatisfied (35%), giving a net satisfaction score of +14%. With the exception of the Autumn of 2000, during the petrol crisis, MORI's surveys have consistently shown that, on balance, the public is satisfied with the Chancellor's performance. In contrast, over half the public is dissatisfied (55%) with Tony Blair's performance as Prime Minister, with less than two in five (37%) expressing dissatisfaction.

Topline Results

  • MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,989 adults aged 18+ at 200 sampling points across Great Britain.
  • Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 17-22 November 2005.
  • Data are weighted to match the profile of the population

Voting -- all absolutely certain to vote

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: All 'absolutely certain to vote' (1,165)

160 %
Conservative 32
Labour 42
Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem) 19
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist 2
Green Party 2
UK Independence Party 1
Other 1
160
Lab lead (177%) +10
160
Would not vote *
Undecided 5
Refused 1

Voting -- all

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: All naming a party (1,989)

160 %
Conservative 29
Labour 46
Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem) 19
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist 1
Green Party 2
UK Independence Party 1
Other 1
160
Lab lead (177%) +17
160
Would not vote 12
Undecided 7
Refused 2

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 Brown is doing his job as Chancellor of the Exchequer? Base: 1,018 British adults 18+

160 Satisfied Dissatisfied Don't know Index
160 % % % 177%
Government (Q3) 33 57 10 -24
Blair (Q4) 37 55 8 -18
Brown (Q5) 49 35 17 +14

Q7 What would you say is the most important issue facing Britain today? (Spontaneous) Q8 What do you see as other important issues facing Britain today? (Spontaneous) Base: 1,018 British adults 18+

160 Q7 Q7/8
160 % %
Defence/foreign affairs/international terrorism 25 41
Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism 15 34
National Health Service/Hospitals 6 29
Education/schools 7 27
Race relations/immigration/immigrants 14 25
Pensions/social security 4 14
Economy/economic situation 5 13
Taxation 2 9
Drug abuse 2 7
Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry 1 7
Pollution/environment 2 6
Morality/individual behaviour 1 5
Housing 1 4
Poverty/inequality 1 4
Common Market/EU/Europe/EURO/Constitution 1 3
Local government/council tax 1 3
Transport/public transport * 3
Public services in general 1 2
Inflation/prices * 2
Countryside/rural life 1 1
Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages * 1
Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament * 1
Petrol prices/fuel * 1
Privatisation * 1
GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods 0 1
AIDS * *
Animal welfare * *
Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease * *
Foot and mouth outbreak/farming crisis * *
Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution Constitutional reform * *
Tsunami/South East Asia * *
Northern Ireland 0 *
Pound/exchange rate/value of pound 0 *
Trade unions/strikes 0 *
Other 4 4
Don't know 4 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: 1,018 British adults 18+

160 %
Improve 12
Stay the same 44
Get worse 39
Don't know 5
MORI Economic Optimism Index [EOI] -27

Q10 And how likely would you be to vote in an immediate General Election, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 means you would be absolutely certain to vote, and 1 means that you would be absolutely certain not to vote? Base: 1,989 British adults 18+

160 %
10 -- absolutely certain to vote 58
9 6
8 7
7 4
6 3
5 6
4 2
3 2
2 2
1 -- absolutely certain not to vote 10
Don't know 1
Refused *

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