MORI Political Monitor May

Q1 How would you vote if there were a General Election tomorrow?

Topline Results

  • MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,999 adults aged 18+ at 199 sampling points across Great Britain.
  • Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 19-23 May 2005.
  • Data are weighted to match the profile of the population

Voting -- all 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 'absolutely certain to vote' (1,274)

 %
Conservative30
Labour37
Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem)26
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist2
Green Party1
UK Independence Party1
Other2
 
Lab lead (177%)+7
 
Would not vote*
Undecided3
Refused3

Voting -- all

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 naming a party (1,999)

 %
Conservative27
Labour40
Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem)26
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist2
Green Party2
UK Independence Party1
Other1
 
Lab lead (177%)13
 
Would not vote12
Undecided5
Refused3

Q3-6 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the Government / Mr Blair / Mr Howard / Mr Kennedy are doing their job? Base: 1,036 British adults 18+

 SatisfiedDissatisfiedDon't knowIndex
 %%%177%
Government (Q3)385211-14
Blair (Q4)39557-16
Howard (Q5)284824-20
Kennedy (Q6)492824+21

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: 1,036 British adults 18+

 Q7Q7/8
 %%
Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism1840
National Health Service/Hospitals1236
Race relations/immigration/immigrants1427
Education/schools626
Defence/foreign affairs/international terrorism614
Pensions/social security414
Economy/economic situation511
Morality/individual behaviour410
Common Market/EU/Europe/EURO/Constitution49
Taxation38
Housing28
Drug abuse27
Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry27
Pollution/environment26
Poverty/inequality25
Transport/public transport14
Public services in general13
Local government/council tax*3
Petrol prices/fuel12
Inflation/prices*2
Countryside/rural life*1
Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages*1
Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament*1
AIDS**
Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease**
Northern Ireland**
Pound/exchange rate/value of pound**
Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution Constitutional reform**
Trade unions/strikes**
Animal welfare0*
Foot and mouth outbreak/farming crisis0*
GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods0*
Privatisation0*
Tsunami/ South East Asia0*
 
Other615
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: 1,036 British adults 18+

 %
Improve16
Stay the same43
Get worse36
Don't know5
MORI Economic Optimism Index [EOI]-20

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: 1,999 British adults 18+

 %
10 -- absolutely certain to vote62
96
86
73
62
56
41
32
21
1 -- absolutely certain not to vote9
Don't know2
Refused0

Q11 Looking back to the last General Election, which, if any, of these issues were very important to you in helping you decide which party to vote for? Base: All who say they voted in the General Election (796)

 %
Health care50
Law and order45
Education43
Pensions30
Asylum28
Managing the economy28
Taxation27
Iraq24
Protecting the natural environment19
Unemployment16
Housing15
Europe14
Public transport12
Defence12
Constitution/Devolution6
Animal welfare5
Other7
Don't know4

Q 12-27 I am going to read out a list of issues facing Britain today and for each one, I would like you to tell me whether you think that the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats or some other party had the best policy on each at the General Election? Base: all who say they voted at the general election and who say each issue is very important

 BaseConLabLib DemOtherNone of theseDon't know
 n%%%%%%
Animal welfare(39)2023116535
Asylum(228)5613123511
Constitution / Devolution(48)44428969
Defence(90)3626182414
Education(336)2139211415
Europe(113)3029914413
Healthcare(404)2542151512
Housing(120)1839114423
Iraq(194)1311524119
Law and order(365)4030102512
Managing the economy(218)26558129
Pensions(249)28241321222
Protecting the natural environment(159)91427271014
Public transport(91)1224266922
Taxation(200)462416348
Unemployment(126)95041927

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