The full tables from ICM’s monthly poll are now on their website here. There are two questions that I don’t think were in the Guardian (though I think the first was mentioned in their leader): firstly, there is relatively little appetite for an immediate general election. Only 26% of people would like an election now, 24% later on this year, but 45% say leave it until 2010. As ever with questions like this, the people who most want an election are opposition supporters, but even then only 49% of Tories say they would like one now.
Secondly ICM asked whether Ken Clarke’s return to the front bench makes people more or less likely to vote Conservative. As I’ve said a thousand times before, I really don’t like questions like this, since you get lots of people already voting Tory saying it will make them more likely to do so, and lots of people who don’t vote Tory saying it makes them less so. In this case, it’s probably even less useful since if Clarke does have an positive electoral effect, it will be a vague contribution towards making the Conservative party image more experienced and less posh, rather than thousands of Clarke groupies immediately scampering off to vote Tory on the grounds of his frontbench presence. For the record though, ICM certainly didn’t find any significant Clarke effect on voters – 11% said his return made them more likely to vote Tory, but this was balanced by 10% who said it made them less likely to vote Tory.