Like the Leader? Like their Party?

Liking the different parties, and the party leaders.

Q Which of these statements comes closest to your views of Theresa May and the Conservative Party / David Cameron and the Conservative Party / Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party / Ed Miliband and the Labour Party / Gordon Brown and the Labour Party / Tony Blair and the Labour Party / Tim Farron and the Liberal Democrats / Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats / Nigel Farage and UKIP?

Base: c. 1,000 GB adults aged 18+

 

Theresa May

  10-14 September 2016 15-18 September 2017 14-18 September 2018
  % % %
I like Theresa May and I like the Conservative party 32 25 24
I like Theresa May but I do not like the Conservative party 28 13 15
I do not like Theresa May but I like the Conservative party 6 13 14
I do not like Theresa May and I do not like the Conservative party 27 43 43
Don't know 7 5 5
       
Total like Theresa May 60 38 39
Total do not like Theresa May 33 56 57
Net like Theresa May +27 -18 -18
       
Total like the Conservative party 38 38 38
Total do not like the Conservative party 55 56 58
Net like the Conservative party -17 -18 -20
       
Net like her/like her party +44 -36 -38

 

David Cameron

  12-14 Jan 2007 18-20 Jul 2008 26-28 Jan 2010 18-19 Apr 2010 26-28 Jan 2011 20-24 Oct 2012   10-12 Aug 2013  6-9 Sep 2014 Mar 2015  19-22 Sep 2015 
  % % % % % % %  %
I like David Cameron and I like the Conservative Party 19 35 27 31 30  25  27  33 25  31 
I like David Cameron but I do not like the Conservative Party 17 19 18 22 17 16  16  15 14  13 
I do not like David Cameron but I like the Conservative Party 10 8 12 7 7  10   11  10
I do not like David Cameron and I do not like the Conservative Party 34 28 34 35 39  44  41   40  46  42
Don't know 20 11 9 5 7  5  4  7
                     
Total like David Cameron 36 54 45 53 47  41   43  48  39  44
Total do not like David Cameron 44 36 46 42 46 54 52   49 54   52
Net like David Cameron -8 18 -1 11 1 -13 -11   -1  -15  -8
                     
Total like the Conservative Party 29 43 39 38 37  35  38   42 32   41
Total do not like the Conservative Party 51 47 52 57 56  60  57  55 60  55 
Net like the Conservative Party -22 -4 -13 -19 -19  -25  -19  -13 -28   -14
                     
Net like him/like his party -30 14 -14 -8 -18  -38  -30  -14 -43   -22

 

Jeremy Corbyn

  19-22 September 2015 10-14 September 2016 15-18 September 2017  14-18 September 2018
  %  % % %
I like Jeremy Corbyn and I like the Labour Party 23 23 33 25
I like Jeremy Corbyn but I do not like the Labour Party 14  14 13 7
I do not like Jeremy Corbyn but I like the Labour Party 17  23 21 32
I do not like Jeremy Corbyn and I do not like the Labour Party 38  31 27 32
Don't know 9  8 5 5
         
Total like Jeremy Corbyn 37  37 46 32
Total do not like Jeremy Corbyn 55  54 48 64
Net like Jeremy Corbyn -18  -17 -2 -32
         
Total like the Labour Party 40  46 54 57
Total do not like the Labour Party 52  45 40 39
Net like the Labour Party -12  +1 +14 +18
         
Net like him/like his party -30 -16    

 

Ed Miliband

  21-24 January 2011 20-24 October 2012  10-12  August 2013  6-9 September 2014  March 2015 
  %  %  %  %
I like Ed Miliband and I like the Labour Party 25  28 23   24 22 
I like Ed Miliband but I do not like the Labour Party 11  9  7
I do not like Ed Miliband but I like the Labour Party 20  23  26 26   30
I do not like Ed Miliband and I do not like the Labour Party 31  33 37   37  32
Don't know 13  6  8  5  8
           
Total like Ed Miliband 36  37  30  31  30
Total do not like Ed Miliband 51  56  63  63 62 
Net like Ed Miliband -15  -19  -33  -32  -32
           
Total like the Labour Party 45  51  49 50   52
Total do not like the Labour Party 42  42  43  44 40 
Net like the Labour Party +3  +9  +6  +6  12
           
Net like him/like his party -18  -10  -27  -26  -20

 

Gordon Brown

  12-14 January 2007 18-20 July 2008 26-28 January 2010 18-19 April 2010
  % % % %
I like Gordon Brown and I like the Labour Party 25 18 20 24
I like Gordon Brown but I do not like the Labour Party 11 11 15 13
I do not like Gordon Brown but I like the Labour Party 13 21 19 19
I do not like Gordon Brown and I do not like the Labour Party 36 44 42 41
Don't know 15 5 5 4
         
Total like Gordon Brown 36 29 35 37
Total do not like Gordon Brown 49 65 61 60
Net like Gordon Brown -13 -36 -26 -23
         
Total like the Labour Party 38 39 39 43
Total do not like the Labour Party 47 55 57 54
Net like the Labour Party -9 -16 -18 -11
         
Net like him/like his party -22 -52 -44 -34

 

Tony Blair

  12-14 January 2007    
  %    
I like Tony Blair and I like the Labour Party 23    
I like Tony Blair but I do not like the Labour Party 11    
I do not like Tony Blair but I like the Labour Party 17    
I do not like Tony Blair and I do not like the Labour Party 38    
Don't know 11    
       
Total like Tony Blair 34    
Total do not like Tony Blair 55    
Net like Tony Blair -21    
       
Total like the Labour Party 40    
Total do not like the Labour Party 49    
Net like the Labour Party -9    
       
Net like him/like his party -30    

 

Tim Farron

  19-22 September 2015 10-14 September 2016  
  %  %  
I like Tim Farron and I like the Liberal Democrat party 15  15  
I like Tim Farron but I do not like the Liberal Democrat party 9  8  
I do not like Tim Farron but I like the Liberal Democrat party 13  13  
I do not like Tim Farron and I do not like the Liberal Democrat party 31  33  
Don't know 31  31  
       
Total like Tim Farron 24  23  
Total do not like Tim Farron 44  46  
Net like Tim Farron -20  -23  
       
Total like the Liberal Democrat party 28  28  
Total do not like the LIberal Democrat party 44  41  
Net like the Liberal Democrat party -16  -13  
       
Net like him/like his party -36  -29  

 

Nick Clegg

  21-24 January 2011 20-24 October 2012  10-12 August 2013  6-9 September 2014   March 2015
  %  %  %  %
I like Nick Clegg and I like the Liberal Democrat Party 24  16  22 20   19
I like Nick Clegg but I do not like the Liberal Democrat Party 16  13  11 13  12 
I do not like Nick Clegg but I like the Liberal Democrat Party 16  24  21 21   21
I do not like Nick Clegg and I do not like the Liberal Democrat Party 35  39  36  39 36 
Don't know 9  10  7 12 
           
Total like Nick Clegg 40  29  33 33  31 
Total do not like Nick Clegg 51  63  57  60 57 
Net like Nick Clegg -11  -34  -24  -27  -26
           
Total like the Liberal Democrat Party 40  40  43  41  40
Total do not like the Liberal Democrat Party 51  52 47  52   48
Net like the Liberal Democrat Party -11  -12  -4  -11 -8 
           
Net like him/like his party 0  -46  -28  -38  -34

 

Nigel Farage

 

  6-9 September 2014 March 2015 19-22 September 2015
  % % %
I like Nigel Farage and I like UKIP 21 18 16
I likeNigel Farage but I do not like UKIP 11 12 20
I do not like Nigel Farage but I like UKIP 8 7 5
I do not like Nigel Farage and I do not like UKIP 52 52 53
Don't know 9 10 6
       
Total like Nigel Farage 32 30 36
Total do not like Nigel Farage 60 59 58
Net like Nigel Fargage -28 -29 -22
       
Total like UKIP 29 25 21
Total do not like UKIP 63 64 73
Net like UKIP -34 -39 -52
       
Net like him/like his party -62 -68 -74

 

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