The weekly YouGov/Sunday Times poll is up online here. Topline figures are CON 33%, LAB 39%, LDEM 10%, UKIP 12%. There is little change in the leaders doing well/badly figures – 37% think Cameron is doing well, 56% badly, a net score of minus 19 (from minus 18 last week). Miliband’s net score is minus 32 (from minus 28 last week), Clegg’s minus 54 (unchanged).

Most of the rest of the poll was mostly filled up with Christmas, though there were a batch of questions on immigration.. UKIP continue to lead the mainstream parties on the issue – 25% would trust UKIP the most, compared to 17% for the Conservatives, 13% for Labour. There is little difference in attitudes towards immigrations from inside or outside the EU, in both cases around 70% would like to see tougher limits.

Looking specifically at EU immigration, 22% of people think there is nothing wrong with EU immigration into the UK, 20% think it is damaging, but that Britain has no practical choice but to accept it. 42% think that Britain should act to limit EU immigration even if it means breaking EU law or British citizens losing their own right to live elsewhere in Europe.


364 Responses to “YouGov/Sunday Times – CON 33, LAB 39, LD 10, UKIP 12”

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  1. Carfrew

    So writing in comments in favour of your party to a site that is populated almost exclusively by people already so convinced is an effective lobby? One is not allowed to do that here (but see at least two thirds of contributions to this site) but even if it were, what a waste of time!

    I think we are back to targeting again.

  2. AW and RM

    Was turnout not a factor, I wonder?

  3. @ Mr. Nameless,

    Was he really? I didn’t know that, but it makes so much sense. I don’t think Boles wants him, though. Heseltine is a statist, after all.

    It’s genius, isn’t it? “Hm, we have two toxic brands… I know, let’s combine them so they appeal to absolutely nobody!”

  4. Oswald,
    I think I read yesterday that there has been large increase in people in the
    North of England admitted to hospital with malnutrition.It seems incredible to
    Me but is presumably true.
    Crossbat,
    Congratulations on your liberation.I was living in Bournville in 1982,not far from
    Kings Heath,but never saw any robberies,thank God.

  5. @Spearmint,

    Yup, stood as the Liberal National candidate for Gower in 1959.

    “Hm, we have two toxic brands… I know, let’s combine them so they appeal to absolutely nobody!”

    They tried that with the Liberals and Social Democrats, look how that turned out! (satire)

  6. @crossbat

    well-done! kept a straight bat for once.

  7. crossbat11

    What! They’re letting you read confessions before you sign them? They’re getting soft.

  8. HOWARD

    @” One is not allowed to do that here (but see at least two thirds of contributions to this site) but even if it were, what a waste of time!”

    I think your caveat is well made-and your plea falls on stony ground-whether here or elsewhere.

  9. @Crossbat
    Well done! Very scary when you think about what was at stake for you. I should add it would be now best to drive with extra care now and make sure everything on your motor is ticketyboo!

    I am still pursuing a complaint I sent to IPCC over 18 months ago and I will keep truckin’ for as long as it takes to get justice. Clearing your name can feel like running through treacle sometimes.

  10. @ Ann In Wales
    Some people suffer in silence and we don’t learn about their plight until they are in real trouble. I have lost a bit of weight due to the fact that we don’t have a decent chippie within miles! I can’t plead malnutriton though. I was hoping for a slice of Paul C’s birthday cake but he ‘wuffed’ it all himself !

  11. New thread

  12. @HOWARD
    Carfrew
    “So writing in comments in favour of your party to a site that is populated almost exclusively by people already so convinced is an effective lobby? One is not allowed to do that here (but see at least two thirds of contributions to this site) but even if it were, what a waste of time!
    I think we are back to targeting again.”

    ———

    You asked why they might be partisan. That’s what I was addressing.

    Furthermore, you are ignoring the obvious point there’s no reason why they couldn’t post elsewhere as well. And it’s also pretty obvious they can rehearse and develop arguments amongst their mates for use elsewhere.

    In addition, even if it is of only marginal effect, it’s better than undermining your own interests by posting counter to them.

    I’m amazed I have to point this stuff out but you can always do anti-LD posts if you don’t believe me!!

  13. @ Rosie&Daisie

    Well, at least I spelled Shapps right even if I can’t spell tweet. ;-)

    New thread, BTW.

  14. Oswald ,I am rather surprised by your reply.To both myself and Crossbat Are
    You feeling quite well?

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