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Q Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various politicians. I would like you to pick out all those statements that you feel fit Mr Ashdown / Mr Kennedy / Sir Menzies Campbell / Mr Clegg.

Base: c. 1,000 – 2,000 British adults 18+

Abbreviations: rollover each abbreviation for the full title.

 

Mr Ashdown

  Cap Cri Wor Dow Nar Inf Jud Hon Ear Bri Pat Per Ine Out
  % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Mar 1989 9 3 7 4 6 5 6 13 12 9 13 12 31 5
Sep 1989 9 3 8 4 6 6 6 14 12 11 12 11 35 6
Feb 1990 9 2 9 4 6 5 7 14 11 11 12 10 29 5
Sep 1990 15 6 13 5 5 5 10 20 17 17 17 16 36 6
Feb 1991 20 11 21 5 5 4 16 22 19 22 22 17 25 6
Sep 1991 31 10 22 7 6 6 17 29 26 25 22 26 26 8
Feb 1992 29 14 22 5 5 7 22 32 27 29 26 30 28 5
18-19 Mar 1992 46 19 31 9 7 9 27 43 38 39 37 42 39 8
1-2 Apr 1992 47 19 35 9 9 9 28 44 41 41 41 44 43 8
General Election 9 April 1992
Jul 1992 23 10 16 10 8 7 13 18 21 20 20 27 19 6
Sep 1992 29 12 21 8 7 6 16 27 23 22 22 29 20 6
Feb 1993 23 12 21 10 6 7 13 25 22 24 25 26 19 8
Mar 1993 22 11 21 8 7 7 14 24 22 22 23 25 19 8
Jul 1993 25 11 21 8 5 4 15 25 24 27 20 27 16 7
Feb 1994 23 12 21 10 7 7 14 24 22 23 22 25 19 8
Sep 1994 23 9 17 11 8 8 11 20 21 24 21 23 13 12
Feb 1995 19 10 18 8 6 6 12 22 21 20 20 20 14 9
Sep 1995 24 10 19 9 6 7 13 25 23 23 21 22 14 7
Feb 1996 22 11 19 6 5 5 14 25 22 21 21 21 13 8
Oct 1996 22 9 17 7 7 6 15 22 21 21 22 18 14 9
Mar 1997 26 10 18 8 6 5 18 31 27 26 25 20 19 7
General Election 1 May 1997
Oct 1997 38 16 24 7 6 5 21 32 34 31 32 29 6 6
Apr 1998 34 14 23 7 6 4 21 28 29 28 30 23 7 8
Oct 1998 29 13 24 9 5 6 19 30 31 29 28 24 7 9
Apr 1999 39 18 29 5 5 5 24 34 31 28 34 27 5 6

 

Mr Kennedy

 

  Cap Cri Wor Dow Nar Inf Jud Hon Ear Bri Pat Per Ine Out
  % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Oct 1999 10 2 6 2 2 1 7 11 12 9 6 8 22 3
Apr 2000 16 3 8 2 2 2 10 17 16 10 8 9 23 5
Sep 2000 20 3 12 3 4 3 13 22 21 19 9 11 30 6
Apr 2001 15 3 8 3 5 3 10 20 18 13 7 8 25 6
General Election 7 June 2001
Nov 2001 24 5 14 4 7 4 14 25 26 18 12 12 17 5
Sep 2003 19 3 11 2 4 3 11 25 25 15 11 16 24 6
Sep 2004 17 4 13 2 3 2 11 25 26 16 11 11 25 6
Apr 2005 18 2 11 2 6 4 10 31 31 21 12 13 35 7
General Election 5 May 2005

 

Sir Menzies Campbell

 

  Cap Cri Wor Dow Nar Inf Jud Hon Ear Bri Pat Per Ine Out
  % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Sep 2006 10 3 12 5 5 5 12 17 9 12 11 5 12 12
General Election 6 May 2010

 

Nick Clegg

 

  Cap Cri Wor Dow Nar Inf Jud Hon Ear Bri Pat Per Ine Out Sub Vis
  % % % % % % % % % % % % % %  %  %
May 2010 15 4 12 4 5 5 10 18 14 19 13 19 39 8  N/A  N/A
Sep 2013 24 18 N/A N/A N/A N/A 27 N/A N/A 39 N/A 25 N/A 36  51  N/A
Sep 2014  20 17  N/A N/A N/A N/A 26 N/A N/A 42 N/A 26 N/A 55  45  26
April 2015  31  24  N/A   N/A N/A   N/A 33  N/A N/A 46 N/A 34 N/A 41 38  

 

Tim Farron

 

  Cap Cri Wor Dow Nar Inf Jud Hon Ear Bri Pat Per Ine Out Sub Vis
  % % % % % % % % % % % % % %  %  %
Sep 2015* 18 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A 21 21 N/A 28 37 N/A N/A 30  23  23

*SPLIT SAMPLE - base size c.500 adults 18+

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