Public satisfaction with the way Tony Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister has dropped over the month to a net satisfaction score of -29%, down 17 points from August. Public satisfaction with the way the Government is running the country has dropped as well, down to a net score of -32%, down 14 points from 18% in August.
Defence/foreign affiairs/international terrorism remains the top concern national of Britons, with 46% of the public naming it an 'important issue facing the country'. Race relations/immigration follows at 32%, with NHS/Hospitals (28%), Crime (25%) and Education (21%) high as well.
- MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,930 adults aged 18+ at 198 sampling points across Great Britain.
- Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 22-26 September 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' (1,132)
|Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem)||25|
|UK Independence Party||1|
|Lab lead (±%)||+10|
|Would not vote||1|
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 (1,930)
|Liberal Democrats (Lib Dem)||23|
|UK Independence Party||1|
|Lab lead (±%)||+14|
|Would not vote||11|
Q3-4 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the Government / Mr Blair are doing their job? Base: 1,000 British adults 18+
Q5 Which one of the following politicians I am going to read out, if any, would you like to see lead the Conservative Party? Base: 1,000 British adults 18+
|None of these||15|
Q6 And if the leadership contest came down to Ken Clarke or David Davis, which would you like to see lead the Conservative Party? Base: 1,000 British adults 18+
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: 1,000 British adults 18+
|Defence/foreign affairs/international terrorism||29||46|
|National Health Service/Hospitals||7||28|
|Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism||10||25|
|Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry||2||7|
|Local government/council tax||*||3|
|Public services in general||1||2|
|Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages||*||2|
|Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament||*||2|
|Foot and mouth outbreak/farming crisis||*||*|
|Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution Constitutional reform||*||*|
|Tsunami/ South East Asia||*||*|
|Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease||0||*|
|GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods||0||*|
|Pound/exchange rate/value of pound||0||*|
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: 1,000 British adults 18+
|Stay the same||43|
|MORI Economic Optimism Index [EOI]||-35|
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: 1,930 British adults 18+
|10 — absolutely certain to vote||60|
|1 — absolutely certain not to vote||9|