Is ... Ready to be Prime Minister? (Trends 1994 - present)

Q On balance, do you agree or disagree with the following statements: '[...] is ready to be Prime Minister'?"

Q On balance, do you agree or disagree with the following statements: 'Tony Blair is ready to be Prime Minister'?"

  Agree Disagree Don't know
  % % %
15-19 December 1994 59 28 14
19-22 January 1996 54 34 12
21-24 June 1996 56 32 12
24-27 January 1997 54 35 11
8 April 1997 53 34 13

 

 Q On balance, do you agree or disagree with the following statements: 'William Hague / Iain Duncan Smith / Michael Howard / David Cameron is ready to be Prime Minister'?"

  Agree Disagree Don't know   Strongly agree Tend to agree Neither agree nor disagree Tend to disagree Strongly disagree
  % % %   % % % % %
William Hague                  
18-23 May 2000 18 64 18            
22 May 2001 25 66 8            
Iain Duncan Smith                  
11-16 September 2003 16 67 17            
Michael Howard                  
31 October - 2 November 2003 30 48 22            
20-22 February 2004 31 51 18            
18-19 April 2005 40 53 7            
David Cameron                  
18-20 July 2008 43 43 4   16 27 7 19 24
18-19 April 2010 51 39 2   22 29 7 15 24
12-13 May 2010* 66 25 3   36 30 6 11 14

 Base: c. 1,000 British adults aged 18+ in each survey *In May 2010, asked after Cameron's appointment as Prime Minister

Q On balance, do you agree or disagree with the following statements: 'Nick Clegg is ready to be Deputy Prime Minister'?"

  Agree Disagree Don't know   Strongly agree Tend to agree Neither agree nor disagree Tend to disagree Strongly disagree
  % % %   % % % % %
12-13 May 2010 55 32 4   24 31 10 16 16

 Base: c. 1,000 British adults aged 18+

Q Do you agree or disagree that Ed Miliband is ready to be Prime Minister?

  Agree Disagree Don't know   Strongly agree Tend to agree Neither agree nor disagree Tend to disagree Strongly disagree
  % % %   % % % % %
20-24 May 2011 17 69 7   3 14 7 32 37
13-15 April 2013   24 66    16  24  42 
 14-17 June 2014 22  65    15  22  43 
 8-10 November 2014 13 73    26  47 
10-12 February 2015 21 63 4   8 13 11 20 43

 Base: c. 1,000 British adults aged 18+

 

 See also Is [the Opposition party] ready to form the next government?

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