The weekly YouGov results for the Sunday Times are now up online here. Topline voting intention figures are CON 33%, LAB 40%, LDEM 9%, UKIP 11%.

The survey also included some questions on banking regulation in general, and a couple touching on the ongoing story around the Co-Op bank. Most opinion towards the banks and their regulation remains very negative and very pessimistic. Only 15% think bank regulation is effective, only 18% are confident that enough has been done to prevent a repeat of the banking crash. There is slightly more faith in the Bank of England’s ability to regulate the sector in the future – 33% of people say they trust the BoE a lot or a fair amount to regulate the banks. Bankers themselves continue to have a very poor public image – by 49% to 16% people think they are bad at their jobs, and by 56% to 13% people think they are fundamentally bad people.

Turning to the questions around the Co-op bank, 77% of people think that it should really be necessary for someone to have banking experience to be appointed Chairman of a bank, but most people put the blame for the appointment of Paul Flowers on the Co-op board itself rather than a regulatory failure or political machinations. 67% think George Osborne is correct to order an inquiry into how Flowers was appointed.

Also in today’s Sunday Times is a new Scottish poll by Panelbase. Voting intention in the Independence referendum now stands at YES 38%, NO 47% – wholly in line with Panelbase’s previous polling over the last year, which has been consistently showing a NO lead of around 8 to 10 points since summer 2012. I’ve updated the page showing polls on the Scottish referendum so far here.


153 Responses to “YouGov/Sunday Times – CON 33, LAB 40, LD 9, UKIP 11”

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  1. John Pilgrim

    There was a report on P.M. that pointed out that Iran has the largest reserves of gas on the planet,together with consderable oil reserves.Maybe that goes some way to figuring why the good old U.S. of A. is keen on a peaceful future relationship with them ,if at all possible.
    Machiavellian strategies were long ago superceded by the imperative of keeping Standard Oil etc happy.

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  3. Ewen
    And, I would suggest, the imperative of not spilling more American lives in avoidable overseas conflicts, or fostering continued jihadist threats against the US. Cynicism aside, detente in the ME has great benefiits for the region and the west, and that is what the Iran deal is likely to achieve. Unlocking huge reserves of gas and oil in a resumed trade with a friendly Iran are not exactly minuses.

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