MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,109 adults aged 18+ at 55 constituency sampling points across Great Britain. Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face, in street, on 23 March 1992, and the results published in The Times on 25 March 1992. Data were weighted to match the profile of the population.
Q1 How do you intend to vote in the General Election on April 9? (If undecided or refused at Q1) Q2 Which party are you most inclined to support?
|(Excludes 14% would not vote, undecided or refused)|
Q3 From this card, can you tell me how likely you are to get along to vote in the General Election?
|Certain not to vote||6||3||2||2|
|Not very likely to vote||3||2||2||1|
|Quite likely to vote||8||8||7||10|
|Very likely to vote||10||11||9||11|
|Certain to vote||72||75||80||74|
Q4 I'm going to read out a list of problems facing Britain today and for each one I would like you to tell me whether the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrat or some other party has the best policy on each problem.
|Con||Lab||LD||Other||None/ don't know|
|Managing the economy||%||34||30||9||1||26|
|Law & Order||%||36||22||7||1||34|
|Replacing the poll tax||%||20||14||12||1||23|
Q5 How much will you be influenced, if at all, in the way you vote at the General Election by the policies of the political parties on each of the following?
|A great deal||A fair amount||Just a little||Not at all||Don't know|
|Managing the economy||%||45||26||6||19||4|
|Law & Order||%||40||28||10||19||3|
|Replacing the poll tax||%||42||25||10||20||3|
Q6a If you thought that the Liberal Democrats were likely to win in this constituency, then how would you vote in the General Election on April 9? Q6b (If undecided or refused at Q6a) Which party would you be most inclined to vote for?
|(Excludes 10% would not vote, undecided or refused)|
Q7 As far as you know, do you live in a marginal constituency, or not? That is, was the result of the last general election quite close in this area, or not?
|Yes, marginal, result close||22|
|No, not marginal, MP won easily||50|
Q8a I'd like you to think about the total amount you pay in taxes. Do you think you would end up paying most in tax under a Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat government? Q8b And under which party do you think government spending on public services, such as health, education and social services would be highest?
|Pay most in tax||Government spending highest|
Q9a What do you think the impact of Labour's tax and spending plans would be on you?
|Neither bad nor good||32||24||35||42|
Q9b And what do you think the impact of Labour's tax and spending plans would be on the average family?
|Neither bad nor good||25||20||23||30|
Q9c And what do you think the impact of Labour's tax and spending plans would be on the well-off?
|Neither bad nor good||14||9||19||17|
Q10a Have you received a poll tax/community charge bill for 1992?
(If "No" at Q10a) Q10b Are you expecting to receive a poll tax bill for 1992 Base: Those who have not yet received a poll tax/community charge bill (713)
Q11a Do you think the amount to be paid in poll tax in 1992 in this area is too high, too low or about right?
Q11b Will/has the arrival of a poll tax bill for 1992 make/made you more likely to vote Conservative, less likely, or will it make no difference?
Q12a From this card which of the following comes closest to your views? Q12b And which of these best describes the actual way the election is being fought?
|Should be fought||Is being fought|
|The election should be/is being fought by the parties putting forward their own policies and personalities||68||12|
|The election should be/is being fought by the parties pointing out what is wrong with the policies and personalities in other parties||9||62|
|Both of these||14||15|
|Neither of these||6||5|
Q13 May I ask you which of the things on this list you have done in the last two or three years?
|Presented my views to a local councillor or MP||15|
|Written a letter to an editor||7|
|Urged someone outside my family to vote||20|
|Urged someone to get in touch with a local councillor or MP||20|
|Made a speech before an organised group||8|
|Been elected an officer of an organisation or club||8|
|Stood for public office||1|
|Taken an active part in a political campaign||4|
|Helped on fund-raising drives||22|
|Voted in a local election||67|
|None of these||19|
(To all working full-time or part-time) Q14 Do you work in the public or private sector?
|Public sector (i.e. local or central government, state education, public transport, public health care, state-owned industry or service/local government)||36|
|Private sector (privately owned industry or services, private health or education etc)||61|
Q15 Do you think that Mrs Thatcher's entry into the campaign will help or harm the Conservatives' chances of re-election, or will it make no difference?
|Make no difference||35||30||35||39|