MORI Political Monitor March

Q1 How would you vote if there were a General Election tomorrow? Which party are you most inclined to support? Base: 3,819 British adults, 18+

Topline Results

  • Topline results are based on 3,819 adults aged 18+ in Great Britain unless otherwise stated
  • Interviews were conducted face-to-face, in home, on two waves of the MORI Omnibus between 17-21 February 2005 and 3-9 March 2005
  • Results are also presented for those respondents who say they have a disability which limits their daily activities or the work they can do (772 adults)
  • Data are weighted to the profile of the population
  • An asterisk (*) indicates a finding of less than 0.5% but greater than zero
  • Where percentages do not add up to exactly 100% this may be due to computer rounding, the exclusion of "don't knows" or to multiple answers

Q1 How would you vote if there were a General Election tomorrow? Which party are you most inclined to support? Base: 3,819 British adults, 18+

 %
Conservative33
Labour39
Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem)21
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist3
Green Party2
UK Independence Party1
Other1
 
Lab lead (177%)+6
 
Would not vote10
Undecided10
Refused2

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' (1,063)

 %
Conservative37
Labour37
Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem)20
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist2
Green Party1
UK Independence Party1
Other2
 
Lab lead (177%)0
 
Would not vote1
Undecided8
Refused2

Q3-6 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the Government / Mr Blair / Mr Howard / Mr Kennedy are doing their job? Base: 935 British adults 18+

 SatisfiedDissatisfiedDon't knowIndex
 %%%177%
Government (Q3)315910-28
Blair (Q4)34597-25
Howard (Q5)314128-10
Kennedy (Q6)392932+10

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: 935 British adults 18+

 Q7Q7/8
 %%
National Health Service/Hospitals1544
Race relations/immigration/immigrants1633
Education/schools730
Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism1129
Defence/foreign affairs/international terrorism1024
Pensions/social security313
Economy/economic situation612
Housing29
Poverty/inequality38
Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry38
Drug abuse26
Morality/individual behaviour26
Taxation16
Common Market/EU/Europe/EURO/Constitution35
Pollution/environment14
Transport/public transport14
Local government/council tax13
Public services in general13
Inflation/prices12
Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages12
Countryside/rural life*2
Petrol prices/fuel*2
Animal welfare*1
Foot and mouth outbreak/farming crisis*1
Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament*1
GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods01
AIDS**
Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution Constitutional reform**
Trade unions/strikes**
Tsunami/ South East Asia**
Northern Ireland0*
Pound/exchange rate/value of pound0*
Privatisation0*
Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease00
 
Other414
Don't know54

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: 1,065 British adults 18+

 %
Improve15
Stay the same48
Get worse30
Don't know6
MORI Economic Optimism Index [EOI]-15

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: 1,948 British adults 18+

 %
10 -- absolutely certain to vote56
96
88
75
63
57
42
32
22
1 -- absolutely certain not to vote7
Don't know1
Refused0

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