- MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,966 adults aged 18+ at 162 sampling points across Great Britain.
- Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 23-26 April 1999.
- Base: All respondents, unless stated.
- The voting intention figures exclude those who say they would not vote (9%), are undecided (7%) or refuse to name a party (1%).
- All figures are in percentages. Where percentages do not sum to 100, this may be due to multiple responses, the exclusion of don't knows or computer rounding.
- Data were weighted to match the profile of the population.
- An asterisk (*) denotes a figure between zero and 0.5%.
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: 1,966
The voting intention figures exclude those who say they would not vote (9%), are undecided (7%) or refuse to name a party (1%).
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 Hague is doing his job as leader of the Conservative Party? Q6 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mr Ashdown is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? - Base: 1,072
Q7 What would you say is the most important issue facing Britain today? Q8 What do you see as other important issues facing Britain today? - Base: 1,072
|National Health Service/HospitalsEducation/schoolsDefence/foreign affairsUnemployment/factory closure/lack of industryCrime/law & order/violence/vandalismCommon Market/EU/Europe/Single European CurrencyEconomy/economic situationDrug abusePoverty/inequalityRace relations/immigration/immigrantsPensions/welfare securityHousingTaxationInflation/pricesLow pay/minimum wage/fair wagesNuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmamentPollution/environmentMorality/individual behaviourTransport/public transportNorthern IrelandScottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution/Constitutional reformCountryside/rural lifeLocal government/council taxPound/exchange rate/value of poundAIDSBeef/BSE/Mad Cow DiseaseAnimal welfarePrivatisationTrade unions/strikesOtherDon't know||9918136752431221131***1*****00067||3431282720151399876554443322111*****95|
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: 1,072
Economic Optimism Index (EOI) -8
Q10-12 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 ... - Base: 1,072
|Mr Blair||Mr Hague||Mr Ashdown|
|A capable leader||51% 10% 39%|
|Good in a crisis||33% 3% 18%|
|Understands world problems||38% 9% 29%|
|Tends to talk down to people||18% 20% 5%|
|Rather narrow minded||6% 18% 5%|
|Too inflexible||10% 12% 5%|
|Has sound judgement||26% 6% 24%|
|More honest than most politicians||27% 12% 34%|
|Down-to-earth||24% 8% 31%|
|Understands the problems facing Britain||37% 11% 28%|
|Patriotic||29% 21% 34%|
|Has got a lot of personality||37% 5% 27%|
|Rather inexperienced||12% 46% 5%|
|Out of touch with ordinary people||16% 34% 6%|
|No opinion||8% 25% 24%|
Q13 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the Government is handling the crisis in Kosovo? - Base: 1,072