- MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,935 adults aged 18+ at 159 sampling points across Great Britain.
- Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 19-23 November 1999.
- Base: All respondents, unless stated.
- The voting intention figures exclude those who say they would not vote (11%), are undecided (8%) or refuse to name a party (2%).
- 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%.
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: 1,935
|Would not vote||11%|
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 Kennedy is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? Base: 963
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: 963
|National Health Service/Hospitals||15||40|
|Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism||9||24|
|Common Market/EU/Europe/Single European Currency||15||23|
|Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry||9||21|
|Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages||1||5|
|Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease||2||4|
|Local government/council tax||*||2|
|GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods||*||1|
|Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament||*||1|
|Pound/exchange rate/value of pound||*||1|
|Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution Constitutional reform||*||1|
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: 963
|Stay the same||42%|
|Economic Optimism Index (EOI)||+4|
Q10 Are satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Gordon Brown is doing his job as Chancellor of the Exchequer? - Base: 963
|Don't know/no opinion||20%|
Satisfaction with the Chancellor of the Exchequer Long Term Trends
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: 963
|Don't know/no opinion||20%|
Q12 Since it was elected in May 1997, do you think that the Government has done a good job or a bad job at ... - Base: 963
|160||Good job||Bad job||Don't know|
|managing the economy||60||24||16|
|handling taxation and public expenditure||36||44||20|
|keeping unemployment down||61||24||15|
Q13 Thinking about William Hague and Michael Portillo, which one, if either, do you think would make the more capable leader of the Conservative Party? - Base: 963
|Someone else/other (named)||2%|
|Don't know/no opinion||19%|