Two new polls yesterday/this morning, the regular YouGov poll for the Sun and Populus’s new regular eekly poll. I was expecting the regular ComRes telephone poll for the Independent as well, but it failed to appear (perhaps it will show up tonight).

In the meantime the YouGov and Populus figures are:

YouGov/Sun – CON 33%, LAB 40%, LDEM 10%, UKIP 12%
Populus – CON 34%, LAB 39%, LDEM 11%, UKIP 8%

YouGov tabs are here, Populus here


90 Responses to “Latest YouGov and Populus polls”

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  1. @Neil A

    Why he did specifically contrast desolate areas in the North East with “beautiful rural areas” where fracking should not take place?

  2. Never have been a fan of fracking…..we should face facts and go for a mixture of renewable and nuclear instead IMO.

    As for Lord Howell’s recent comments regarding the North East, he may or may not have meant his comments that way, but it was a pretty stupid and insensitive thing to say.

  3. Paul Croft
    Harold and Dick the S**t , me too love ’em both and the Matthew Passion does it for me in a big way,whereas my all time fave William Brown story is the one where he pretends to be a child prodigy on the old Joanna.

    Are you married?

    Lord Howell
    Reminds me of that other Tory Minister who said that the Arctic convoy veterans,didn’t deserve a medal ‘cos they had not fought in a proper war.

  4. ewen

    “Are you married?”

    Is that a proposal?

  5. PC
    Might be…

  6. I see the Govt comprehensively won the legal challenge to the spare room subsidy.

    Not sure what to make of that policy. In the first instance, I don’t think the policy was that well thought out, as there isn’t a great stock of one bedroom properties. Having said that, experienced High Court judges have clearly ruled it doesn’t discriminate, so we need to accept the judgement I guess.

    Does anybody actually know where Labour stand on this? I have heard a lot of criticism, but am pretty certain I havnt seen a commitment to reverse it…..

  7. ‘Vera’ is on the telly at the minute,lots of Desolate countryside in evidence.

  8. NEIL A
    “Just because he’s an erudite Tory lord doesn’t mean he can’t fall into using extraneous adjectives”
    It was the extraneous substantive “north” that was so offfensive to people from that area. As with erstwhile chamber pot, or the even more specific “p-ss pot”,, for those who need it, which has been softened to the childlike “po”, we need a euphemism to allay the word’s pejorative connotations: the unsouth, perhaps? Or mushy-pealand?

    PAUL C
    Ah yes, Just William! But for seriously good and thrilling writing, on which I honed my reading skills, Chums, Wizard, Hotspur had great writers, all in the great boys”story telling tradition of P.C. Wodehouse.
    And so to Jeeves and to the classic age of Aunts, and the never to be surpassed:
    “It was the Season,, when Aunt was calling to Aunt, like dynosaurs across the primaeval swamp”… ah well.

  9. RICH
    I think that Labour’s position on this is that, while High Court judges have clearly ruled it doesn’t discriminate, this clarification of the measure’s legality does not make it any less bloody silly.

  10. Three of my personal favourate quotes from people that wish they’d never opened there mouths

    “Drill for oil, you mean drill into the ground to try and find oil your crazy”. Drillers employed by Edwin Drake to drill the first oil well 1859.

    “Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction” Pierre Pachet Proffessor of Physiology 1872

    “Heavier than air flying machines are impossible” Lord Kelvin Royal Society 1895.

    I avoided the political ones over the last twenty years of which there are many both left and right, having noticed the level to be offended is in direct collation to the stupidity of the remark and the political capital the opposition want to make out of it.

  11. Paul,interested in your heroes.Inrigued by the two Harold’s .Godwinson and
    Hardrada?Wilson.?Approve very much of Richard the Third.

  12. Intrigued,doh.

  13. Interesting. Slightly more people in favour of the van, but more people strongly against than strongly for. I suspect most haven’t actually seen it so maybe that’s altering figures slightly. An included picture would have been good, YG!

  14. AMBI

    @”As for Lord Howell’s recent comments regarding the North East, he may or may not have meant his comments that way, but it was a pretty stupid and insensitive thing to say.”

    Agree entirely.

  15. ewen

    “PC
    Might be…”

    To borrow from another Monty Python sketch – the poiceman one with Pain and Cleese……..

    “uh…………….. right’o then.”

  16. @ Rich,

    Nope, you’ve got it: that’s the Labour position. They think it’s a horrible, cruel, incompetent policy that hurts the most vulnerable and wastes taxpayers’ money, and they make no commitment to reverse it.

  17. Mr/Mrs Spearmint

    “If I can lure you away from feeding the Paul for a moment”

    I am appalled: I shoudn’t have to put up with remarks like that.

  18. A-paulled, perhaps?

    (Now that’s a remark you really shouldn’t have to put up with, and no one else should either.)

  19. Anyone tried or read The Body Ecology Diet?

    Am desperate to get over chronic fatigue syndrome as I am working at less than 5% of my potential at the moment*** and it is unbelievably frustrating. Time is running out……

    ………………………………………………………………………………

    JP I used to enjoy Alf Tupper; all his stories are on the net now.

    ***around 4.8% I think

    Taking of thinking I have written a great new poem called :

    “Thinks I’ve Thunk.”

  20. “A-paulled, perhaps?

    (Now that’s a remark you really shouldn’t have to put up with, and no one else should either.)”

    No, I shouldn’t.

    [It’s very upsetting being the victim of such vicious jibes.]

  21. Looking at the polling data from ‘The Van’, the policy is going down a storm with Conservative and UKIP voters.

    Given Lynton Crosby’s role, and in particular his job to bring the voters lost to UKIP back, this policy has his DNA all over it.

    He appears to be earning his corn.

  22. CMJ

    They should have vans saying

    “F*** Off”

    and just keep it nice and simple.

    Saw a cartoon recently where bloke is saying to his wife:

    “The new neighbours don’t seem very friendly”

    ………….and that is the sign on their front door mat.

  23. @Paul Croft

    I shall comment no further, for fear of being accused as being partisan.

    Or put another way….”you might possibly think that, but I couldn’t possibly comment.”

  24. It will be interesting to see if Crosby can pull it off in the 2014 elections.

    The effort seems a bit wasted now, although I suppose preventing the Tory backbenchers from spending the next two years in a state of continuous panic (and conversely, keeping Labour on edge) will have electoral dividends in terms of party unity and such.

  25. Spearmint

    It’s not a wasted effort, it’s a trial balloon to see how much can be got away with

  26. catmanjeff,

    As someone not disinclined to vote Tory, I hate it, but that probably means that the UKIP crowd loves it.

  27. SPEARMINT

    “You’re not a Scottish Tory, but I think you’d probably agree that you are a Scottish conservative, with a lowercase ‘c’. The independence movement often seems to be couched in terms of “Throw off the shackles of Surrey! Vote”

    “The SNP have a mixed policy bag including some fairly conservative policies- council tax freezes, etc- along with more socialist and liberal policies, and I don’t know, maybe that mixture suits you perfectly. But they’re certainly to the left of the Tories”
    ________

    I would class myself as Tory-ish ( moderate right) and it’s probably to do with less government interference, power to local communities and I’m extremely pro business.

    I would even go as far as say I liked New Labour under Blair because that ticked a lot of my boxes but under Brown and Ed Labour have shifted too far to the left.

    The SNP do appeal to me in many ways because they are pro business and not too far to the left and I like the First Minister as do many none SNP supporters.

    On balance I see Salmond’s police’s are suited to Scotland and Cameron’s suited to the UK and I’m probably in the middle of them both.

    I know if Scotland votes Yes in 2014 then we will probably always elect left wing governments because by in large Scotland is a left wing nation but that doesn’t concern me because I do think some left wing polices suit Scotland and my Tory hat is worn generally for the UK as a whole.

    On independence I really don’t have a clue what way I will vote but if it is a Yes then I think 3 years down the line we will all look back and ask what all the fuss was about?

    The lights didney go oot, nae border controls and my granny can still visit Blackpool withoot her passport etc.

  28. Crosby is what can we say… known for being litigious?

    Amongst others to feel the heat were polling website Crikey:

    h
    ttp://www.crikey.com.au/2008/06/27/apology-to-lynton-crosby-and-mark-textor/

    Let’s hope that those alledging links to an association of fracking companies know what they are doing.

  29. In fact, between this, the pron filter fiasco, and the Lib Dems cleaning up their act on the euro, I might even be tempted to go left in 2014.

    However, that’s an utter irrelevance, because for every liberal Conservative voter there are ten Kippers who’d love to beat drums and burn crosses outside the homes of immigrants. In the short and medium term (roughly the next fifteen years) that will serve the Tories well, but as with the Republicans in puts them on the wrong side of history in the long run. They’ve been lucky as it is so far, with homosexual voters being surprisingly forgiving of the Tories for Section 28 and (more importantly) the surrounding nasty rhetoric from Thatcher on down.

  30. Does anyone know how I can apply to drive one of the VANS?

  31. I think you have to be a member of the BNP

  32. @ Allan

    Don’t think it would pay much- sort of job you might need illegal immigrants for :-)

  33. @ AW

    I know you are strongly of the opinion that the way a question is worded determines the answer to a poll- a couple of weeks ago you had a question about asylum seekers that deliberately avoided using the word but gave a description of an asylum seeker to generate a fairer outcome.

    Just wondered whether yougov could ask the same question in different ways two days running to prove the point.

    The “go home” billboards results were reported by the Sun as “Brits narrowly approve billboards” which to my mind is very different to how the question was worded. I kind of see it as potentially stoking up tensions among immigrants entitled to live in the country but I’m not sure I would call it racist. So potentially I could have given an answer to that question that said it wasn’t racist while at the same time believing it to be a bad campaign.

  34. shevii

    @ Allan

    Don’t think it would pay much- sort of job you might need illegal immigrants for :-)
    _____

    LOL.

  35. rogerrebel

    I think you have to be a member of the BNP
    __________

    Next time Reg of the BNP is around mind me to ask him.

  36. PAUL
    Walking for ten minutes at a time with the pups. Cup of tea
    Then back to work, for two hours. Repeat.
    On reading, pre-Tupper, of course, in the 40’s when most of Hotspur and the Wizard were quite well printed, and v. well written prose.
    By the way, did you know Wodehouse and Raynond Chandler – The Big Sleep etc – botfh went to Dulwich College Marvellous Classics and English teaching, copied in many respects on a minor scale in the County Grammar Schools, such as Chislehurst and Sidcup, where both Phil Haines on this thread and I went to school. And read Billy Bunter, the Fat Boy of Greyfriars, and Clickey Ba, the great pro-British warrior of Afghanistan, who went into battle wielding a sawn off, brass bound cricket bat, which crunched skulls like egg-shells.

  37. PAUL
    Walking for ten minutes at a time with the pups. Cup of tea
    Then back to work, for two hours. Repeat.
    On reading, pre-Tupper, of course, in the 40’s when most of Hotspur and the Wizard were quite well printed, and v. well written prose.
    By the way, did you know Wodehouse and Raymond Chandler – The Big Sleep etc – botfh went to Dulwich College Marvellous Classics and English teaching, copied in many respects on a minor scale in the County Grammar Schools, such as Chislehurst and Sidcup, where both Phil Haines on this thread and I went to school. And read Billy Bunter, the Fat Boy of Greyfriars, and Clickey Ba, the great pro-British warrior of Afghanistan, who went into battle wielding a sawn off, brass bound cricket bat, which crunched skulls like egg-shells.

  38. Sorry, send malfunction.

  39. “a christie

    AW can we also do away with personal snide remarks on fellow posters?

    I don’t make them so why should I have to put up with them?”

    ………………………………………………………………………………..

    Actually I was deeply upset when you claimed I was one of the ole blokes in the Muppets Show, but did I complain to AW about it? No!

    And i think that was worse than me [probaby correctly] asserting that you are not the son of god.

    If I was wrong and you actuallly are, then apologies – athough, IF you are, I would have expected you to be more forgiving.

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