MORI Political Monitor, December 2002

Political Attitudes in Great Britain for December 2002

Political Attitudes in Great Britain for December 2002

Technical details

  • MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,843 adults aged 18+ at 187 sampling points across Great Britain.
  • Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 12-17 December 2002.
  • Research conducted on behalf of the Financial Times
  • Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.
  • Results are based on all respondents unless otherwise stated
  • An '*' indicates a finding of less than 0.5%, but greater than zero

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 (955)

  %
Conservative 33
Labour 37
Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem) 24
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist 3
Green Party 1
Democratic/UKIP Party 1
Other 1
 
Lab lead (177%) +4
 
Would not vote *
Undecided 5
Refused 2

The headline figures are based on all those 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 respondents (1,843)

  %
Conservative 29
Labour 43
Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem) 23
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist 3
Green Party 1
Democratic/UKIP Party 1
Other 1
 
Lab lead (177%) +14
 
Would not vote 13
Undecided 8
Refused 1

The headline figures are based on all respondents.

Q3-6 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the Government / Mr Blair / Mr Duncan Smith / Mr Kennedy are doing their job?

Base: 947

  Satisfied Dissatisfied Don't know Index
  % % % 177%
Government 32 58 11 -26
Blair 38 54 8 -15
Duncan Smith 19 49 32 -30
Kennedy 43 20 37 +23

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: 947

  Q7 Q7/8
  % %
National Health Service/Hospitals 12 38
Defence/foreign affairs/international terrorism 20 35
Education/schools 6 29
Race relations/immigration/immigrants 14 23
Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism 9 23
Pensions/social security 2 13
Economy/economic situation 5 12
Transport/public transport 2 12
Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry 4 9
Common Market/EU/Europe/Single European Currency 2 8
Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament 4 7
Poverty/inequality 1 7
Drug abuse 2 6
Housing 2 6
Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages 1 5
Taxation 1 5
Inflation/prices 1 4
Morality/individual behaviour 1 4
Trade unions/strikes * 4
Pollution/environment * 2
AIDS * 1
Countryside/rural life * 1
Local government/council tax * 1
Privatisation * 1
Petrol prices/fuel 0 1
Pound/exchange rate/value of pound 0 1
Animal welfare 0 *
Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease 0 *
Foot and mouth outbreak/farming crisis 0 *
GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods 0 *
Northern Ireland 0 *
Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution Constitutional reform 0 0
 
Other 3 13
Don't know 6 5

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: 947

  %
Improve 10
Stay the same 36
Get worse 50
Don't know 4
 
MORI EOI -40

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: 1,843

  %
10 -- absolutely certain to vote 52
9 7
8 8
7 5
6 4
5 7
4 2
3 3
2 2
1 -- absolutely certain not to vote 11

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