Satisfaction with leaders amongst party supporters

This shows the satisfaction scores for the government and the party leaders taking into account only the opinions of their parties' their own supporters.

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  • Dr. Roger Mortimore Ipsos Public Affairs, UK
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This page shows the satisfaction scores for the government and the party leaders taking into account only the opinions of their parties' their own supporters - that is, those who say they would vote for that party (or for one of the parties in the case of the Coalition government) if there were a general election tomorrow. For satisfaction scores among the whole of the adult public (the figures normally quoted as "approval ratings", see the main Satisfaction Ratings table.

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Major is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Smith/Blair is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Ashdown is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

1994 Gov't Major Smith Ashdown
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
May 19-23 39 53 52 39     79 10
June 16-20 39 55 55 40     77 13
July 14-18 35 57 52 42 Blair 76 9
August 18-22 34 59 47 45 50 7 80 10
September 22-26 38 53 60 35 49 8 79 10
October 20-24 38 50 64 29 58 7 79 13
November 17-21 41 51 61 34 59 11 78 8
December 15-19 29 59 50 41 67 7 70 15

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Major is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Ashdown is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

1995 Gov't Major Blair Ashdown
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
January 20-23 27 63 49 43 66 11 70 16
February 17-20 29 61 51 40 66 12 79 10
March 17-20 31 58 56 38 70 10 76 12
April 21-24 28 61 52 41 64 12 77 12
May 19-22 29 60 53 39 70 12 79 12
June 23-26 38 52 63 30 73 11 76 18
July 21-24 35 54 60 33 69 13 78 9
August 25-28 39 53 60 34 62 17 79 8
September 22-25 38 52 67 27 65 16 78 11
October 20-23 42 50 63 29 72 12 80 11
November 17-20 40 49 60 33 71 11 75 15
December 1-4 40 48 68 26 69 13 74 14

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Major is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Ashdown is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

1996 Gov't Major Blair Ashdown
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
January 19-22 40 49 59 34 70 12 72 11
February 23-26 38 51 62 30 70 14 79 10
March 22-25 42 51 64 29 71 15 75 11
April 19-22 42 47 68 29 72 13 81 9
May 23-26 42 49 63 31 68 14 81 9
June 21-24 46 44 66 28 71 14 82 10
July 23-28 43 47 62 32 62 18 75 14
August 20-25 42 48 64 29 64 16 77 16
September 20-23 46 47 69 25 61 20 78 10
October 25-28 50 40 67 28 72 12 78 10
November 8-11 54 39 73 21 68 15 83 7
December 6-9 47 44 66 27 65 17 77 15

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Major is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Ashdown is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

1997 Gov't Major Blair Ashdown
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
January 24-28 57 36 70 24 70 16 80 9
February 21-24 56 35 73 21 68 17 82 12
March 21-24 60 31 68 25 74 12 82 8
General Election 1 May 1997

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Hague is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Ashdown is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

1997 Gov't Blair Hague Ashdown
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
General Election 1 May 1997
May 9-12                
June 20-23 70 8 87 2 23 6 83 5
July 25-28 71 8 86 3 34 19 90 4
August 21-25 67 12 84 5 33 20 85 5
September 26-29 73 11 89 4 31 42 94 3
October 24-27 72 12 89 4 42 38 89 5
November 21-24 70 16 88 8 29 53 88 7
December 12-15 63 19 83 10 29 51 87 5

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Hague is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Ashdown is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

1998 Gov't Blair Hague Ashdown
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
January 23-26 67 21 82 12 31 44 87 6
February 20-23 66 22 82 13 38 43 87 3
March 20-23 67 20 84 11 44 35 85 5
April 24-27 71 16 87 8 38 45 81 10
May 21-24 74 14 86 8 34 48 84 4
June 25 -30 70 18 82 11 28 51 81 14
July 17-21 71 16 83 10 35 50 77 12
August 21-24 68 22 85 11 32 50 68 15
September 18-21 65 24 81 13 28 51 81 10
October 23-26 66 23 80 15 51 38 76 11
November 20-23 73 17 84 11 39 48 82 8
December 11-14 70 19 84 11 35 50 77 15

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Hague is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Ashdown/Kennedy is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

1999 Gov't Blair Hague Ashdown
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
January 22-25 67 24 82 12 41 45 79 7
February 19-22 67 24 81 14 28 55 89 7
March 19-22 68 22 82 14 41 44 86 8
April 23-26 68 23 83 13 30 56 80 9
May 21-24 67 23 79 16 29 57 81 8
June 18-21 68 25 79 15 42 44 84 10
July 23-26 68 22 81 14 40 45 86 2
  Kennedy
August 20-23 66 25 74 18 31 50 43 7
September 24-27 69 20 82 14 35 50 47 4
October 22-25 66 23 79 14 45 43 39 5
November 19-22 66 24 77 18 44 42 51 6
December 10-14 70 21 86 10 36 50 54 16

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Hague is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Kennedy is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2000 Gov't Blair Hague Kennedy
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
January 21-24 61 29 78 14 32 53 65 7
February 17-22 60 31 71 23 38 50 52 14
March 23-28 66 25 77 18 43 44 65 14
April 13-18 64 28 80 17 42 42 66 9
May 18-23 61 27 72 21 59 29 66 9
June 22-27 52 37 65 26 58 31 68 10
July 20-24 55 36 69 25 48 36 64 13
August 17-21 59 30 73 21 44 39 66 10
September 21-26 56 36 64 31 40 37 82 5
October 19-23 52 38 67 26 58 28 68 6
November 23 - 28 61 29 74 22 48 34 67 9
December 7-12 64 25 75 19 47 37 72 9

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Hague/Duncan Smith is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Kennedy is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2001 Gov't Blair Hague Kennedy
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
January 18-22 63 27 76 18 48 36 65 13
February 15-20 66 24 79 15 40 45 68 12
March 22-27 70 22 74 21 46 37 73 11
April 19-24 66 25 75 19 48 37 69 12
General Election
June 21-26 73 19 84 11 47 38 91 4
July 19-23 65 26 79 18     87 5
August 23-28 64 25 76 19     76 12
  Duncan Smith  
September 20-25 81 13 90 7 31 7 90 *
October 18-22 69 20 86 11 34 11 78 4
November 22-27 73 19 85 11 43 19 79 4
  There was no MORI Political Monitor in December

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Duncan Smith is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Kennedy is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2002 Gov't Blair Duncan Smith Kennedy
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
January 24-28 69 22 82 13 44 25 86 6
February 21-26 61 30 72 23 44 22 79 7
March 21-26 56 34 69 26 43 24 79 10
April 18-22 66 23 68 22 49 22 82 4
May 23-28 62 29 69 23 49 28 71 11
June 20-24 62 26 73 20 44 30 82 8
July 18-22 62 29 74 23 39 32 74 10
  There was no MORI Political Monitor in August
September 20-25 65 27 70 24 38 37 75 9
November 14-19 56 31 72 24 37 44 79 13
December 12-17 61 27 70 22 28 54 76 11

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Duncan Smith/Howard is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Kennedy is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2003 Gov't Blair Duncan Smith Kennedy
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
23-27 January 2003 52 37 67 28 33 46 73 12
20-25 February 2003 44 49 49 42 28 51 80 9
20-24 March 2003 61 30 68 23 37 49 77 9
24-28 April 2003 60 30 70 25 36 50 75 9
22-28 May 2003 53 38 63 31 46 35 68 17
19-24 June 2003 53 37 62 33 33 45 71 16
17-22 July 2003 53 36 62 31 48 34 71 12
28 August-2 September 2003 47 41 56 37 36 43 71 14
11-16 September 2003 52 41 57 38 35 49 67 12
23-28 October 2003 51 38 60 32 36 45 79 7
    Howard  
20-25 November 2003 50 39 60 33 52 8 74 8
11-17 December 2003 57 34 67 28 51 6 75 10

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Howard is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Kennedy is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2004 Gov't Blair Howard Kennedy
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
15-20 January 2004 47 39 63 30 58 12 76 12
12-16 February 2004 55 36 62 30 59 7 73 17
11-16 March 2004 47 41 61 33 62 15 72 13
15-19 April 2004 49 45 58 37 55 16 66 17
27 May-1 June 2004 56 35 58 33 58 16 73 11
24-29 June 2004 57 34 60 32 59 11 76 14
22-27 July 2004 59 31 63 31 48 27 82 7
12-16 August 2004 59 31 60 31 48 31 78 12
10-14 September 2004 57 32 65 27 55 24 70 16
21-27 October 2004 56 36 63 33 53 24 80 12
4-8 November 2004 55 34 62 31 50 29 76 10
2-6 December 2004 58 31 61 32 41 34 73 17

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Howard is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Kennedy is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2005 Gov't Blair Howard Kennedy
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
20-24 January 2005 58 31 62 30 48 36 73 13
17-21 February 2005 60 29 63 28 56 28 70 15
17-22 March 2005 61 29 68 25 57 24 67 18
General Election 5 May 2005
19-23 May 2005 66 23 71 25 56 32 81 10
16-20 June 2005 63 28 72 22 44 42 77 9
14-18 July 2005 68 24 75 20 41 41 72 18
11-15 August 2005 66 25 70 24 44 38 77 14
22-26 September 2005 50 39 57 36        
20-25 October 2005 60 29 63 30        
17-22 November 2005 59 32 63 30        

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Cameron is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Sir Menzies Campbell is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2006 Gov't Blair Cameron  
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
19-23 January 2006 55 36 59 37 56 9    
16-20 February 2006 55 34 57 34 60 7 Campbell
16-21 March 2006 55 36 62 32 58 8 47 11
27 April - 2 May 2006 44 46 55 38 55 12 61 9
25-30 May 2006 50 39 55 40 57 14 45 25
22-26 June 2006 53 36 57 34 59 16 45 21
20-24 July 2006 47 43 49 40 56 17 46 21
31 August-6 September 2006 46 44 52 40 51 23 42 27
12-16 October 2006 49 41 60 34 58 21 46 30
9-14 November 2006 51 44 59 35 45 21 47 21
7-12 December 2006 48 42 58 37 54 18 45 23

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Blair/Brown is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Cameron is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Sir Menzies Campbell is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2007 Gov't Blair Cameron Campbell
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
19-29 January 2007 51 41 48 44 58 23 51 27
19-25 April 2007 52 40 57 41 55 21 54 27
17-22 May 2007 61 30 63 31 52 22 50 30
14-20 June 2007 59 35 58 35 50 22 49 33
    Brown  
12-17 July 2007 61 26 55 7 54 29 49 30
23-29 August 2007 62 28 63 7 52 32 53 24
20-26 September 2007 56 33 64 10 39 45 50 29
18-23 October 2007 64 31 63 14 67 18    
29 November - 7 December 2007 57 36 65 24 67 17    

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Brown is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Cameron is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Clegg is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

 

2008 Gov't Brown Cameron Clegg
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
17-23 January 2008 54 37 53 25 57 23 38 9
21-26 February 2008 56 37 58 29 62 22 46 16
13-18 March 2008 49 40 55 29 66 19 43 23
17-22 April 2008 48 42 44 42 62 19 47 19
15-20 May 2008 44 48 47 41 70 11 50 13
Methodology change: from June 2008 onwards, satisfaction ratings measured using telephone rather than face-to-face interviewing
13-15 June 2008 47 45 45 45 82 9 63 14
18-20 July 2008 46 48 50 43 81 10 60 20
15-17 August 2008 48 43 53 39 77 14 67 17
12-14 September 2008 45 46 41 43 79 12 60 23
17-19 October 2008 56 36 68 28 78 12 62 23
14-16 November 2008 62 30 77 18 76 16 65 16
12-14 December 2008 55 34 67 28 75 15 72 10

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Brown is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Cameron is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Clegg is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

 

2009 Gov't Brown Cameron Clegg
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
16-18 January 2009 56 36 62 33 74 16 68 19
13-15 February 2009 45 45 57 36 74 14 68 15
13-15 March 2009 55 36 64 28 80 13 69 20
17-19 April 2009 53 42 67 26 80 11 70 21
29-31 May 2009 46 48 59 37 84 9 76 14
19-21 June 2009 39 51 62 28 81 12 80 10
17-19 July 2009 41 50 59 37 79 13 69 23
21-23 August 2009 56 38 60 35 79 12 64 23
25-27 September 2009 58 38 62 31 76 13 77 17
16-18 October 2009 47 46 63 30 80 10 77 12
13-15 November 2009 53 35 59 35 81 11 74 15
11-13 December 2009 48 44 54 34 78 12 65 23

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Brown is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Cameron is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Clegg is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2010 Gov't Brown Cameron Clegg
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
26-28 January 2010 50 39 61 32 77 13 73 15
19-22 February 2010 57 34 69 28 78 15 80 12
19-22 March 2010 56 37 71 26 76 14 79 10
18-19 April 2010 68 28 72 25 82 12 91 4
12-13 May 2010         92 3 75 14

*For Cameron, asked as "Leader of the Conservative Party" in May 2010

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative or Liberal Democrat)
… Mr Cameron is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Miliband is doing his job as Leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Clegg is doing his job as Deputy Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

 

2010 Gov't Cameron Miliband Clegg
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
18-20 June 2010 61 16 87 6     74 10
23-25 July 2010 68 17 92 4     62 24
10-12 September 2010 67 23 91 4     67 21
15-17 October 2010 71 18 89 6 66 9 70 21
12-14 November 2010 68 24 92 5 58 15 61 34
10-12 December 2010 70 23 91 6 53 22 66 25

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative or Liberal Democrat)
… Mr Cameron is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Miliband is doing his job as Leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Clegg is doing his job as Deputy Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2011 Gov't Cameron Miliband Clegg
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
21-24 January 2011 56 33 79 14 58 22 48 39
18-20 February 2011 59 31 85 11 54 31 47 43
11-13 March 2011 69 26 84 13 51 31 62 30
15-17 April 2011 66 28 81 13 59 29 58 35
20-24 May 2011 64 25 87 9 53 29 53 39
17-19 June 2011 63 29 84 13 53 36 54 44
16-18 July 2011 55 38 77 19 58 31 47 41
20-22 August 2011 56 33 75 19 53 29 55 29
10-12 September 2011 58 32 78 18 52 34 51 42
22-24 October 2011 56 38 77 21 54 35 56 33
19-21 November 2011 54 39 77 21 50 38 46 45
10-12 December 2011 63 29 83 13 54 37 53 38

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative or Liberal Democrat)
… Mr Cameron is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Mr Miliband is doing his job as Leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Mr Clegg is doing his job as Deputy Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)

2012 Gov't Cameron Miliband Clegg
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
21-23 January 2012 71 24 88 11 46 44 68 27
25-27 February 2012 53 42 79 16 44 48 45 47
17-19 March 2012 57 35 81 14 46 45 51 41
21-23 April 2012 46 45 68 29 55 36 53 37
12-14 May 2012 54 40 73 24 49 35 50 44
9-11 June 2012  51 40 70 23  56  36  50  39 
14-16 July 2012  48 45 65 30  54  32  53  40 
11-13 August 2012 58 36 77 21  60  30  58  33 
15-17 September 2012 49 44 69 27  55  34  43  51 
20-24 October 2012 50 43 68 28 58 33 53 38
10-13 November 2012 55 39 72 24 55 32 55 39
8-10 December 2012 58 35 79 18 59 32 54 38

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative or Liberal Democrat)
… David Cameron is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Ed Miliband is doing his job as leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Nick Clegg is doing his job as Deputy Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)
...  Nigel Farage is doing his job as leader of UKIP, the UK Independence Party?

2013 Gov't Cameron Miliband Clegg Farage 
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis  Sat Dis 
  % % % % % % % %  %
12-14 January 2013 56 35 75 20 53 35 42 49    
9-11 February 2013 54 36 75 21 48 34 46 37    
9-11 March 2013 45  43   69   26   50  34  41   47   90
 13-15 April 2013  53 39  71  22  52  34  37  54   91
 11-13 May 2013  50 40  67  27  54  32  53  42   88  4
 8-10 June 2013 49  42  73  24  50  41  41  43  89 
 13-15 July 2013 58  33  78  17  43  44  61  32  91 
 10-12 August 2013 59  32  72  25  47  43  52  38  85 
 7-9 September 2013 58  34  71  23  40  52  48  44  79  10 
 12-15 October 2013 65  26  80  14  61  27  56  31  90 
 9-11 November 2013 59  31  76  21  48  44  40  40  86 
 7-9 December 2013 61 30 78  17  47  41  50  36  87 

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative or Liberal Democrat)
… David Cameron is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Ed Miliband is doing his job as leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Nick Clegg is doing his job as Deputy Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)
...  Nigel Farage is doing his job as leader of UKIP, the UK Independence Party?

 

2014 Gov't Cameron Miliband Clegg Farage
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % % % %
11-14 January 2014 58 31 79 16 50 40 55 35 94 5
 1-3 February 2014  60  34  76  20  52  35  47  46  74  12
 8-12 March 2014 60 30 81 18 51 37 62 30 82 11
 5-7 April 2014 65  27  80 18  53  38  60  37  93 
 10-12 May 2014  67   27   84  14  56  34  52  42  89 
 14-17 June 2014 61  29  82  15  49  45  42  46  86 
 12-15 July 2014 58  36  70  24  46  43  47  52  82 
 9-11 August 2014 68  23  74  20  50  41  44  45  92 
 6-9 September 2014 69  25  76  20  42  46  44  51  90 
 11-14 October 2014 63  28  83  14  42  46  48  39  91 
8-10 November 2014 65  29  80  14  35  58  49  45  89 
 13-15 December 2014 60  33  78  18  47  40  48  41  92 

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative or Liberal Democrat)
… David Cameron is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Ed Miliband is doing his job as leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
… Nick Clegg is doing his job as Deputy Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Liberal Democrat)
...  Nigel Farage is doing his job as leader of UKIP, the UK Independence Party?

 

2015 Gov't Cameron Miliband Clegg Farage
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % % % %
11-13 January 2015 62 27 81 15 48 45 50 42 89 7
10-12 February 2015  69 23 80 15 44 44 46 44 94 3
 8-11 March 2015 67 28 81 16 51 41 45 46 87 7
12-15 April 2015 76 17 89 10 60 28 56 35 90 1
 26-29 April 2015  73  21 86 9 71 21 73 25 91 3

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative or Liberal Democrat)
… David Cameron is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Harriet Harman is doing her job as acting leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
...  Nigel Farage is doing his job as leader of UKIP, the UK Independence Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote UKIP)

 

2015 Gov't Cameron Harman   Farage
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % % % %
14-16 June 2015 81 11 90 6         83 12
18-20 July 2015  83 10 83 12 43 30     83 13

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative or Liberal Democrat)
… David Cameron is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Jeremy Corbyn is doing his job as leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
... Tim Farron is doing his job as leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intended to vote Liberal Democrat)
...  Nigel Farage is doing his job as leader of UKIP, the UK Independence Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote UKIP)

 

2015 Gov't Cameron Corbyn Farron Farage
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % % % %
19-22 September 2015 79 14 86 11 55 14 51 27 88 9
 17-19 October 2015  75   19   85   10   64   16   61   14   91 
 14-17 November 2015 73  21  80  18  65  18  57  30  91 
 12-14 December 2015 77  16  81  18  56  28  48  30  93 

 

 

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… David Cameron is doing his job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Jeremy Corbyn is doing his job as leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
... Tim Farron is doing his job as leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intended to vote Liberal Democrat)
...  Nigel Farage is doing his job as leader of UKIP, the UK Independence Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote UKIP)

2016 Gov't Cameron Corbyn Farron Farage
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % % % %
23 - 25 January 2016 74 20 82 14 54 32 61 22 87 12
13 - 16 February 2016 71 25 79 17 56 31 58 21 74 22
19 - 22 March 2016 70 24 68 21 59 28 n/a n/a n/a n/a
16 - 18 April 2016 62 29 71 24 66 24 n/a n/a n/a n/a
 14 - 16 May 2016  59 32 66 27 56 31 n/a n/a n/a n/a
 11 - 14 June 2016  63 27 69 27 50 35 n/a n/a n/a n/a
 9 - 11 July 2016  54  37 60 36 45 48 38 49 n/a n/a

 

 Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Theresa May is doing her job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Jeremy Corbyn is doing his job as leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)
... Tim Farron is doing his job as leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intended to vote Liberal Democrat)

 

2016 Gov't May Corbyn Farron
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
13 - 15 August 2016 70 15 76 4 39 47 61 15
10 - 14 September 2016 72 18 81 6 47 46 48 17
14 - 17 October 2016 69 20 80 8 54 32 57 32
11 - 14 November 2016 75 15 87 4 47 41 60 19
9 - 12 December 2016 65 23 82 9 51 37 n/a n/a

 

  Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...
… the Government is running the country? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Theresa May is doing her job as Prime Minister? (Opinions of those intending to vote Conservative)
… Jeremy Corbyn is doing his job as leader of the Labour Party? (Opinions of those intending to vote Labour)...
... Tim Farron is doing his job as leader of the Liberal Democrats? (Opinions of those intended to vote Liberal Democrat)

 

2017 Gov't May Corbyn Farron
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % % % %
13 - 16 January 2017 66 26 78 14 42 48 n/a n/a
10 - 14 February 2017 67 24 89 8 41 50 n/a n/a
10 - 14 March 2017 74 16 90 7 42 52 n/a n/a
21 - 25 April 2017 86 12 95 3 53 36 67 22
15 - 17 May 2017 79 16 91 4 58 35 n/a n/a
General Election (8 June)                
14 - 18 July 2017 59 31 66 27 75 19 n/a n/a
27 October - 1 November 2017 59 29 72 23 71 21 n/a n/a
24-28 November 2017 48 44 59 32 72 21 n/a n/a

 

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way ...

… the Government is running the country?

… Theresa May is doing her job as Prime Minister?
… Jeremy Corbyn is doing his job as leader of the Labour Party?

(Base: All party supporters. Government is based on Conservative supporters)

2018 Gov't May Corbyn
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % %
19-23 January 2018 58 35 76 21 69 21
2-7 March 2018 56 34 74 22 71 26
20-24 April 2018 60 33 77 19 60 34
18-22 May 2018 65 30 70 27 60 30
22-27 June 2018 63 28 68 27 57 32
20-24 July 2018 45 44 55 37 59 30
14-18 September 2018 40 51 56 35 48 44
19-22 October 2018 47 47 57 37 59 32
30 Nov - 5 Dec 2018 55 39 66 31 49 40

 

2019 Gov't May Corbyn
  Sat Dis Sat Dis Sat Dis
  % % % % % %
1-5 February 2019 46 47 64 30 44 46
15-19 March 2019 25 71 63 32 42 40
10-14 May 2019 23 68 53 43 54 40
21-25 June 2019 21 69 46 50 44 46

 

The author(s)

  • Dr. Roger Mortimore Ipsos Public Affairs, UK

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