Strength of Support for Preferred Political Party

Q How strongly do you support the …party? Do you support them very strongly, fairly strongly, not very strongly or not strongly at all?

 

All giving a voting intention

 

Q How strongly do you support the …party? Do you support them very strongly, fairly strongly, not very strongly or not strongly at all?

  Very strongly Fairly strongly Not very strongly Not at all strongly Don't know   Strongly Not strongly
  % % % % %   % %
1986 26 44 24 5 2   70 29
2-13 Mar 1989 18 44 27 8 3   62 33
11-12 Mar 1992 33 43 18 4 1   76 22
16 Mar 1992 31 44 18 6 1   75 24
1 Apr 1997 25 45 22 7 2   70 29
8 Apr 1997 23 49 23 4 1   72 27
15 Apr 1997 28 46 20 5 1   74 25
22 Apr 1997 31 44 19 4 2   75 23
8 May 2001 21 51 23 4 *   72 27
15 May 2001 23 49 24 4 1   72 28
22 May 2001 23 49 23 5 1   72 28
29 May 2001 20 50 23 7 *   70 30
10-14 Sep 2004 14 47 31 7 1   61 38
17-21 Feb 2005 16 52 26 5 1   68 31

 Base: c. 750-2,200 GB adults aged 18+ and expressing a voting intention

 

Analysed by party support

 

Q (To all intending to vote Conservative) How strongly do you support the Conservative Party? Do you support them very strongly, fairly strongly, not very strongly or not strongly at all?

  Very strongly Fairly strongly Not very strongly Not at all strongly Don't know   Strongly Not strongly
  % % % % %   % %
1986 26 45 23 5 1   71 28
11-12 Mar 1992 31 47 17 4 *   78 21
16 Mar 1992 34 42 18 5 2   76 23
1 Apr 1997 21 41 28 9 1   62 37
8 Apr 1997 21 50 23 5 1   71 28
15 Apr 1997 26 44 21 8 1   72 29
22 Apr 1997 27 46 21 4 3   73 25
8 May 2001 18 55 21 6 1   73 27
15 May 2001 23 46 27 4 1   69 31
22 May 2001 25 44 25 6 0   69 31
29 May 2001 23 50 21 7 0   73 28

Q (To all intending to vote Labour) How strongly do you support the Labour Party? Do you support them very strongly, fairly strongly, not very strongly or not strongly at all?

  Very strongly Fairly strongly Not very strongly Not at all strongly Don't know   Strongly Not strongly
  % % % % %   % %
1986 35 43 18 3 1   78 21
11-12 Mar 1992 37 43 17 2 1   80 19
16 Mar 1992 35 43 15 6 1   78 21
1 Apr 1997 29 45 19 5 2   74 24
8 Apr 1997 27 47 22 4 0   74 26
15 Apr 1997 33 45 17 4 1   78 21
22 Apr 1997 37 43 15 4 1   80 19
8 May 2001 24 48 24 3 1   72 27
15 May 2001 25 51 20 4 1   76 24
22 May 2001 23 51 21 4 1   74 25
29 May 2001 23 50 22 5 *   73 27

Q (To all intending to vote Liberal Democrat) How strongly do you support the Liberal Democrat party? Do you support them very strongly, fairly strongly, not very strongly or not strongly at all?

  Very strongly Fairly strongly Not very strongly Not at all strongly Don't know   Strongly Not strongly
  % % % % %   % %
1986* 15 45 30 8 2   60 38
11-12 Mar 1992 24 36 26 10 3   60 36
16 Mar 1992 11 52 26 10 1   63 36
1 Apr 1997 8 55 28 8 1   63 36
8 Apr 1997 14 55 24 6 1   69 32
15 Apr 1997 17 49 26 7 2   66 33
22 Apr 1997 17 46 29 7 1   63 36
8 May 2001 8 56 29 7 0   64 36
15 May 2001 11 45 33 9 1   56 42
22 May 2001 16 49 27 6 1   65 33
29 May 2001 11 47 30 12 1   58 42

*In 1986, includes supporters of Liberals, Social Democrats or Alliance

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