ComRes’s monthly poll for the Daily Mail is out, topline voting intention figures are CON 40%, LAB 28%, LDEM 7%, UKIP 10%, GRN 5%. The poll also asked about military intervention in Syria. By 56% to 33% people supported British airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and while the public are opposed to sending British group troops against ISIS, it’s less overwhelming than most of the polls I’ve seen in recent years that have broached the topic of sending British ground troops into conflicts – 49% are opposed, 41% would support. Tabs are here.


415 Responses to “ComRes/Mail – CON 40, LAB 28, LDEM 7, UKIP 10, GRN 5”

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  1. Just for you, Colin, a nw candidate enters the Labour Party leadership contest: http://newsthump.com/2015/08/05/great-cthulhu-emerges-as-surprise-front-runner-in-labour-leadership-contest/

  2. Rail re-nationalisation may well make sense and it may well do so in 2020 but to commit now seems like a Romneyesque commitment to me.

  3. LIZH

    Well not being a member of the Labour “family” I may not understand.

    But I do read- here & elsewhere -from the spectrum of Labour belief.

    And I conclude that you may well be correct that Corbyn doesn’t give a toss whether anyone thinks his economic ideas are right or wrong.It is only the rest of his Party which seems to.
    This leads me to conclude ,as others have done, that what Corbyn wants is a Labour Party wedded to his ideology-whether or not that makes electoral success less likely.

    But what I think, and indeed what the general public think at this stage, is irrelevant.

    What is much more important is the reaction of the PLP-the people representing actual constituents-if & when they are given a leader they don’t want for the second time running.

    Then we will know what Labour Party we will be asked to vote for at the next GE -and then we , the Press , and their political opponents will question their programme for office. And if the offering is Corbyn then , and as you suggest he still isn’t interested in what the media think , Labour will lose again.

  4. NORBOLD

    I can believe that-really :-)

  5. I too saw the pro austerity is poll. I remain upset by the behaviour of some in labour.
    Andy Burnham is tacking left, even if Jeremy Corbyn looses the box is open.

    My partner and I are both only now voting for Jeremy, no second prefs.

    Laboratory party was my tabbermistype but it does seem appropriate, about time for some experimentation and discovery.

  6. Norbold,

    I suspect Tories would prefer that Labour just stick with Corbyn.

  7. @Colin;

    Corbyn & co don’t have to restrain themselves. They simply have to legislate for the MPC to favour pQE over QE under certain conditions – I’d suggest at low inflation, low interest rates. The MPC itself can decide on the quantity and precise timing. That’s not exactly a revolutionary change in the status quo, it’s a… pretty sensible policy for encouraging liquidity.

  8. Changing the subject slightly I see ukip are down from the ge as well I wonder if they will drop back into single figures soon?

  9. @BILL PATRICK

    I suspect you are wrong. Otherwise they would get the Tory press to stay schtum and let Corbyn get elected. A lot of the hand wringing about Corbyn is coming from the Tory side.

  10. @Colin
    “And I conclude that you may well be correct that Corbyn doesn’t give a toss whether anyone thinks his economic ideas are right or wrong.”

    It is not just Corbyn but his followers too. That is the dilemma – we are not listening.

  11. LIZH

    I don’t have anything else to contribute on the topic

    As I said-the general voting public will only be interested when the GE comes & Labour have decided who & what they are offering..

    You need one of Rob Sheffield’s pithy analyses :-)

  12. TOPHAT

    But what you describe as pQE isn’t monetary policy & it has no role to play in market liquidity.

    It is a Fiscal Policy-the requirement for a specified quantum of funding for the “infrastructure projects” which a Corbyn lead Government would commission. He just wants the BoE to print money to pay for it. This isn’t Quantitive Easing by ( Tradeable) Asset Purchase. It is Monetisation of State spending aka Free Money.

    He would certainly have to legislate -to instruct BoE to monetise Government spending as & when required by his administration.

    I feel sure that this would change some fundamental principles at the Central Bank, and Corbyn may need to change some personnel there.

    But all of this is academic I think-it would remain a part of Labour’s fantasy economic policy under a Corbyn leadership until they get beaten at the next GE.

  13. Good afternoon from another dull wet and windy day in the South side of Glasgow.

    Off topic but quite interesting. Apparently the USA have said they will protect American trained rebel fighters in Syria if attacked by anyone and that can include forces who belong to Bashar al-Assad.

    Meanwhile some reports are suggesting the Russians at the request of Bashar al-Assad may send in paratroopers to help with the fight against terrorism. It is worthy of note that the Syrian president regards all rebel groups as “terrorists”

    Things might get a little more complex.

  14. @Colin
    “You need one of Rob Sheffield’s pithy analyses :-)”

    Not for me. You enjoy them instead :-).

  15. LIZH

    I must confess that I do…………though when they used to be addressed to me in the “old days” -not so much :-)

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