The monthly Populus poll for the Times has been published and shows topline figures of CON 33%(nc), LAB 41%(nc), LDEM 9%(-1), Others 17%(+1 – includes UKIP at 5%). Changes are from Populus’s last poll about a month ago, and clearly indicate no substantial change.

In the rest of the survey, Populus asked an interesting variation on Prime Ministerial approval of David Cameron. 24% of people said they were satisfied with Cameron as Prime Minister, 31% said they were disatisfied and would prefer Ed Miliband as PM, 32% said they were dissatisfied with Cameron… but would still prefer him to Miliband. Hence nearly two-thirds were disatisfied, but a majority would rather have Cameron than Miliband.

There was also a question on who people blame for the current state of the economy – in this case people were asked to rate how much each thing was to blame on a scale of 0 to 10, and Populus counted those who blamed each item by 8/10 or more, so people were allowed to attribute blame to more than one item. 64% blamed the banks’ behaviour prior to the bailout, 57% blamed the Eurozone crisis, 49% the last Labour government’s borrowing, 47% blamed banks for not lending now and 37% blamed the current government’s cuts.

UPDATE: Tonight’s YouGov poll for the Sun has topline figures of CON 33%, LAB 44%, LDEM 7%, Others 16% (including UKIP on 8%)


204 Responses to “Populus/Times – CON 33%, LAB 41%, LDEM 9%”

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  1. Good news on unemployment,especially with increase in private sector employment…Perhaps it will increase confidence in the economy and also Tory VI

  2. @AW
    ‘And that is, of course, assuming that a self-selected group of teachers who subscribe to the Guardian’s teacher network are a representative sample of teachers…’

    I’m sure that all teachers subscribe to the Guardian’s teacher network.

    The government are having a good media week – England through; two pieces of good news on the economy in two days. These alongside a bit of argie bashing by DC will see IV pick up somewhat by the end of the week.
    Have the government turned a corner?

  3. @CLOUD SPOTTER

    “Have the government turned a corner?”

    It will depend on the Lab VI really. It hasn’t dropped much in the last seven polls, in spite of the Con VI strengthening slightly. The Lib VI seems to be taking the worst of it at present:

    Lab: 45 43 43 43 44 44 44
    Con: 31 33 31 31 32 33 34
    Lib: 9 8 9 9 9 7 7

  4. @Colin

    “I have already tried to explain to you how my attitude to politics differs from yours.
    I do not see absolutely everything in terms of “my party , right or wrong”-I don’t belong to a political party.”

    You keep banging on about not belonging to a political party as if it’s some badge of honour that proclaims non-partisanship and a total lack of bias. It is no such thing at all, as I think you know. Nearly all of the most outrageously biased and one-eyed political debaters I know “belong” to no political party. It means diddly-squat .

    Look, as two individuals, we don’t know each other at all. None of us do on this website; we merely pick up superficial impressions of each other from what we write. Maybe , I’ve misunderstood you and misconstrued your comments, but I do recall other posters on here accusing you of making “dreary partisan points” before and, even though you might have been having a bad day at the time, I seem to remember you posting a good Tory poll result once with the strange epithet “Ha Ha” after it.

    Mind you, self-perception is everything, I suppose

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