Research study conducted for The Times Newspaper - published 26 February 1998 MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,792 adults aged 18+ at 164 sampling points across Great Britain between 20-23 February 1998.
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?
|Scot / Welsh Nationalist||3|
|Would not vote||10|
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?
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?
|Q7 / 8|
|National Health Service / Hospitals||50|
|Education / schools||37|
|Unemployment / factory closure / lack of industry||31|
|Defence / foreign affairs||26|
|Pensions / social security||19|
|Common Market / EU / Europe / Single European Currency||16|
|Crime / law & order / violence / vandalism||14|
|Economy / economic situation||14|
|Poverty / inequality||8|
|Pollution / environment||6|
|Morality / individual behaviour||3|
|Race relations / immigration / immigrants||3|
|Inflation / prices||3|
|Transport / public transport||3|
|Beef / BSE / Mad Cow Disease||2|
|Nuclear weapons / nuclear war / disarmament||2|
|Local government / council tax||1|
|Countryside / rural life||1|
|Pound / exchange rate / value of pound||1|
|Scottish / Welsh Assembly / Devolution||*|
|Trade unions / strikes||*|
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?
|Stay the same||38|
Q10 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Gordon Brown is doing his job as Chancellor of the Exchequer? - Base: 866
|Don't know / no opinion||28|
Q11 On balance, do you agree or disagree with the statement that in the long term, this government's policies will improve the state of Britain's economy? Base: 866
|Don't know / no opinion||17|
MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,792 adults aged 18+ at 164 sampling points across Great Britain. Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 20-23 February 1998. Base: All respondents, unless stated. The voting intention figures exclude those who say they would not vote (10%), are undecided (6%) 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%.