Alternative Vote

AV Referendum Voting Intention – using current referendum question

YouGov: (4) As you may know there will be a referendum on the 5th May. The referendum question reads as follows: “At present, the UK uses the “first past the post” system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the “alternative vote” system be used instead?” If this referendum were held tomorrow, how would you vote? (5) The referendum question reads as follows: “At present, the UK uses the “first past the post” system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the “alternative vote” system be used instead? If this referendum were held tomorrow, how would you vote? (Turnout weighted)
ICM: (3) At present, the UK uses the ‘first past the post’ system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the ‘alternative vote’ system be used instead?
Angus Reid: (1) As you may know, a referendum will take place in on 5 May 2011 in the United Kingdom. The referendum question reads as follows: “At present, the UK uses the ‘first past the post’ system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the ‘alternative vote’ system be used instead?
ComRes: (1) At present, the UK uses the “first past the post” system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the “alternative vote” system be used instead?
  Survey End Date AV FPTP Would not vote Don’t know
ComRes/Independent (1) 01/05/11 34 66 n/a n/a
YouGov/Sunday Times (5) 29/04/11 45 55 n/a n/a
YouGov/Sun (5) 26/04/11 41 59 n/a n/a
ICD/New Statesman 25/04/11 39 53 n/a 9
ComRes/No2AV (1) 25/04/11 40 60 n/a n/a
Angus Reid (1) 21/04/11 42 58 n/a n/a
YouGov/Sun (5) 19/04/11 42 58 n/a n/a
TNS-BMRB/Independent 18/04/11 32 34 13 20
ICM/Guardian (3) 17/04/11 42 58 n/a n/a
ComRes/Indy on Sun(1)(O) 15/04/11 37 43 n/a 21
YouGov/Sunday Times(5) 15/04/11 40 41 1 17
YouGov/Sun(5) 12/04/11 37 44 0 19
Harris/Metro 11/03/11 31 32 n/a 37
Angus Reid(1) 11/04/11 32 28 8 32
YouGov/Sunday Times(5) 08/04/11 39 38 1 22
YouGov/Sunday Times(5) 01/04/11 40 37 1 22
Angus Reid(1) 21/03/11 29 28 7 35
YouGov/Sunday Times(5) 18/03/11 39 37 1 23
ComRes/Indy on Sun(1)(O) 10/03/11 34 37 n/a 28
YouGov/Sky News(4) 10/03/11 37 32 7 24
Angus Reid(1) 04/03/11 32 26 7 35
YouGov/No2AV(4) 01/03/11 33 30 6 30
ICM/Guardian(3) 20/02/11 37 37 n/a 27
Angus Reid(1) 16/02/11 37 22 6 35
ComRes/Indy on Sun(1)(O) 10/02/11 40 30 n/a 30
Angus Reid(1) 07/01/11 37 20 6 37
ICM/Guardian(3) 03/12/10 44 38 n/a 18
ICM/ERS(3)(O) 03/12/10 36 30 n/a 34
ICM/Yes to fairer votes(3) 28/11/10 48 35 n/a 17
ICM/ERS(3)(O) 28/11/10 35 22 9 35

AV Referendum Voting Intention – other questions

YouGov:(1) The Conservative-Liberal Democrat government are committed to holding a referendum on changing the electoral system from first-past-the-post (FPTP) to the alternative (AV). At the moment, under first-past-the-post (FPTP), voters select ONE candidate, and the candidate with the most votes wins. It has been suggested that this system should be replaced by the Alternative Vote (AV). Voters would RANK a number of candidates from a list. If a candidates wins more than half of the ‘1st’ votes, a winner is declared. If not, the least popular candidates are eliminated from the contest, and their supporters’ subsequent preferences counted and shared accordingly between the remaining candidates. This process continues until an outright winner is declared.(2) as 1, but ommitting reference to government (3) If a referendum were held tomorrow and the question was “Do you want the United Kingdom to adopt the ‘alternative vote’ system instead of the current ‘first past the post’ system for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons?”, how would you vote?
ICM: (1) The new Government has said it will hold a referendum on whether to replace our current voting system, first past the post, with the Alternative Vote, which allows voters to express more than one preference. How will you vote in this referendum? Would you vote to…(2) A referendum is due to be held in May 2011 on adopting a new voting system for British parliamentary elections. The proposed new system is called the ‘Alternative Vote’ (AV). If the referendum on AV were held tomorrow, how would you vote?
ComRes: (2) The Government has said it will hold a referendum on changing the way MPs are elected to the House of Commons to a system called the Alternative Vote, where voters are invited to put candidates in order of preference. In principle, do you think you would vote in favour of changing to the Alternative Vote system or to retain the current first past the post system?
Populus: (1) Do you want the United Kingdom to adopt the ‘alternative vote’ system instead of the current ‘first past the post’ system for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons? (2) There will be a referendum on May 5th – the same day as the local government elections and devolved elections in Scotland and Wales. The referendum is on whether to stick with Britain’s current voting system or to move to a system where voters number the candidates they like in order of preference, and the candidate who gets more than half the support of the voters in the constituency is elected. Currently how do you think you will you vote in the referendum on May 5th, or do you think you won’t vote at all?
  Survey End Date AV FPTP Would not vote Don’t know
YouGov/Sun(1) 11/04/11 33 45 6 15
YouGov/Sun(1) 04/04/11 34 42 7 17
Populus/Times (1) (O) 03/04/11 33 37 n/a 30
Populus/Times (2) (O) 03/04/11 29 46 8 17
YouGov/Sun(1) 30/03/11 31 44 7 18
YouGov/Sun(1) 28/03/11 32 44 6 18
YouGov/Sun(1) 21/03/11 32 44 7 17
YouGov/Sun(1) 07/03/11 30 47 8 15
YouGov/No2AV(1) 28/02/11 32 43 7 17
YouGov/Sun(1) 21/02/11 34 41 7 18
ComRes/Newsnight 13/02/11 41 41 n/a 18
Populus/Times (1) (O) 13/02/11 41 29 n/a 30
Populus/Times (2) (O) 13/02/11 29 43 9 20
ComRes/Indy on Sun(1)(O) 10/02/11 40 30 n/a 30
YouGov/Sun(1) 08/02/11 37 38 6 18
YouGov/Sun(1) 07/02/11 38 39 7 16
YouGov/Sun(1) 24/01/11 32 41 7 20
YouGov/Sun(1) 10/01/11 32 41 8 18
YouGov (2) 14/12/10 32 40 9 19
YouGov/Sun(1) 13/12/10 33 39 7 21
YouGov/Sun(1) 29/11/10 35 41 7 17
YouGov/Sun(1) 15/11/10 33 40 7 20
YouGov/Sun(1) 01/11/10 32 43 8 17
YouGov/Sun(1) 18/10/10 33 41 6 19
YouGov/Sun(1) 04/10/10 35 40 7 18
YouGov/Sun(1) 20/09/10 36 39 8 17
YouGov/Sun(1) 06/09/10 35 39 8 18
YouGov/Constitution Society(3) 01/09/10 32 33 8 28
YouGov/Sun(1) 31/08/10 37 39 5 18
YouGov/Sun(1) 16/08/10 37 38 7 18
ICM/Guardian(1) 16/08/10 45 45 n/a 10
YouGov/Sun(1) 02/08/10 41 36 5 18
YouGov/Sun(1) 19/07/10 39 38 7 17
YouGov/Sun(1) 05/07/10 45 32 6 17
YouGov/Sun(1) 28/06/10 42 34 5 18
YouGov/Sun(1) 14/06/10 44 34 5 17
ComRes/Independent on Sunday(2) 13/05/10 59 32 n/a 10
ICM/Sunday Telegraph(1) 13/05/10 56 35 n/a 9