Europe

Party preference on European Policy

ICM: Irrespective of how you yourself will vote at the next election, which political party do you think is putting forward the best policies on Europe?
YouGov: (1) Here is a list of problems facing the country. Could you tell me for each of them which political party you personally think would handle the problem best? Europe? (2) And who would you trust more to take the right decisions on each of the following issues…? A Conservative government lead by David Cameron/A Labour government lead by Gordon Brown
Populus: Which of the three main parties would do the best job in dealing with relations with the EU?
  Survey End Date CON LAB LDEM Con Lead
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 06/10/07 29 25 n/a 4
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 28/08/07 20 32 11 -12
YouGov 09/06/06 19 23 11 -4
ICM/Guardian 21/05/06 25 26 13 -1
ICM/Sunday Telegraph 15/04/05 21 31 12 -10
YouGov/Telegraph 14/04/05 23 30 16 -7
ICM/Sunday Telegraph 08/04/05 25 33 8 -8
YouGov/Telegraph 06/04/05 24 30 15 -6
Populus/Times 03/04/05 23 33 11 -10
ICM/Guardian 03/04/05 24 28 10 -4
YouGov/Telegraph 24/03/05 22 28 18 -6
ICM/Guardian 20/03/05 27 30 9 -3
YouGov/Telegraph 24/02/05 24 32 15 -8
Populus/Times 06/02/05 28 36 16 -8
YouGov/Telegraph 28/01/05 24 20 12 +4
YouGov/Telegraph 28/10/04 26 23 16 +3
Populus/News of the World 07/10/04 27 33 18 -6
MORI/Observer 14/09/04 20 19 11 +1
YouGov/Telegraph 24/06/04 27 20 15 +7
Populus/Times 08/06/04 17 24 12 -7
Populus/Times 09/05/04 26 33 18 -7
YouGov/Telegraph 26/02/04 29 26 18 +3

EU Reform Treaty – Referendum voting intention

YouGov: (1) If a referendum were held tomorrow, would you vote Yes or No to the following question: Should the UK approve the treaty which establishes new arrangements for governing the European Union? (2) If those treaty changes include some or all of the measures outlined above, how do you think you would vote in a referendum?
ICM: (1) If there were to be a referendum on the proposed new treaty with the European Union, from what you have so far seen and heard do you think you would vote in favour of the treaty, or against it? (2) Based on what you know, if such a referendum were held, would you vote in favour of the Treaty or against it?
MORI: Which of the statements I am going to read out best reflects your view of how you would vote if there were a Referendum on whether Britain should or should not adopt the proposed EU Constitutional Treaty: I am strongly against Britain adopting the EU Constitutional Treaty, would certainly vote against it in a Referendum, and my mind is made up/ I am slightly against Britain adopting the EU Constitutional Treaty, and would tend to vote against it in a Referendum, but I could be persuaded to change my mind/ I am slightly in favour of Britain adopting the EU Constitutional Treaty, and would tend to vote for it in a Referendum, but I could be persuaded to change my mind/ I am strongly for Britain adopting the EU Constitutional Treaty, would certainly vote for it in a Referendum, and my mind is made up
  Survey End Date Yes No Net
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 24/10/07 20 38 -18
ICM/Sunday Telegraph (2) 11/10/07 29 47 -18
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 28/08/07 18 38 -20
ICM/Daily Mail (1) 16/08/07 20 44 -24
Ipsos MORI/ the Sun (1) 09/08/07 37 55 -18
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 15/06/07 21 43 -22

EU Reform Treaty – Support for Referendum

YouGov: (1) Do you believe that a national referendum should, or should not, be held to decide whether Britain should ratify the new European Union treaty (2) Who should decide whether Britain ratifies the amended treaties?The British Parliament should have the final say/ The British people should have the final say in a referendum
ICM: (1) You may have seen or heard that a revised EU treaty has been proposed, which will give greater powers to the EU over things like immigration, transport and energy. It will also create a President of the EU and an EU foreign minister. Do you think these proposals should be ratified by Parliament at Westminster or by a referendum of the British people? (2) Do you think the government should or should not hold a referendum on the new European Union treaty?
MORI: (1) Do you think that it would be better to allow Parliament to decide whether or not Britain should sign the EU Constitutional Treaty, or should it be put to the British public to decide in a Referendum? Strongly think that Parliament should decide/ Tend to think that Parliament should decide/ Tend to think that it should be decided in a Referendum of the British people/ Strongly think that it should be decided in a Referendum of the British people
Populus: (1) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? – We should have a referendum on the EU constitutional treaty?
  Survey End Date Support Oppose Net
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 24/10/07 57 19 +38
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 15/10/07 69 14 +55
ICM/Sunday Telegraph (2) 11/10/07 66 21 +45
Populus/BBC Daily Politics (1) 11/10/07 73 12 +61
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 28/09/07 64 12 +52
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 28/08/07 63 15 +48
ICM/Daily Mail (1) 16/08/07 82 13 +69
Ipsos MORI/ the Sun (1) 09/08/07 81 17 +64
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 15/06/07 70 17 +53

EU Constitution – Referendum Voting Intention

YouGov: As you probably know, the Government intends at some time in the future to hold a referendum on the proposed European constitution. The actual question to be asked has now been published and reads: ‘Should the United Kingdom approve the treaty establishing a constitution for the European Union?’ If the referendum were held tomorrow, would you vote Yes or No in response to that question or would you not bother to vote?
ICM: Should the United Kingdom approve the treaty establishing a constitution for the European Union?
Populus: Should the United Kingdom approve the treaty establishing a constitution for the European Union?
  Survey End Date Yes No Net
Populus/News of the World 28/01/05 45 55 -10
YouGov/Telegraph 28/01/05 25 45 -20
ICM/Sunday Telegraph 27/01/05 39 41 -2

EU Constitution

YouGov: (1)If there were a referendum on a new constitution, how do you think you would vote?(2)As you probably know, the 25 member states of the European Union are currently negotiating a new constitution for the EU and Tony Blair has promised to hold a referendum on the issue. If a referendum were held now, how would you vote, in favour or against a new EU constitution?(3) As you probably know, the 25 member states of the European Union have negotiated a new constitution for the EU and Tony Blair has promised to hold a referendum on the issue. If a referendum were held now, how would you vote, in favour or against a new EU constitution?
ICM: (1)The Government has said it will hold a referendum on whether or not we should agree to the new EU Constitution. Will you vote in favour or against Britain going in to the new EU Constitution? (2)Do you believe Britain should sign up to the new EU’s constitution?
MORI: Which of the following best describes your own view of Britain adopting the new European constitution? I strongly support Britain adopting the European constitution/I am generally in favour of Britain adopting the European constitution, but could be persuaded against if I thought it would be bad for Britain/I am generally opposed to Britain adopting the European constitution, but could be persuaded in favour if I thought it would be good for Britain/I strongly oppose Britain adopting the European constitution
  Survey End Date Support Oppose Net
YouGov/Sunday Times(3) 18/12/04 22 37 -15
MORI/Citigroup 03/11/04 30 55 -25
MORI/Foreign Policy Centre 27/07/04 36 56 -20
ICM/New Frontiers (1) 20/06/04 28 57 -29
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 19/06/04 23 49 -26
ICM/News of the World (2) 24/04/04 25 55 -30
YouGov/Sun (1) 17/04/04 16 53 -37

EU Membership

YouGov: (1) If there were a referendum now on whether Britain should stay in or get out of the European Union, how would you vote?
Populus: If there was a referendum, how would you vote ?
ICM: (1) Would you vote to stay in the European Union, or withdraw from the EU? (2) If a referendum were held on Britain’s membership of the EU, would you vote for Britain to stay in the EU or to leave the EU?
MORI: Which of the following best describes your own view of British membership of the European Union? I strongly support British membership of the European Union/I am generally in favour of British membership of the European Union, but could be persuaded against if I thought it would be bad for Britain/I am generally opposed to British membership of the European Union, but could be persuaded in favour if I thought it would be good for Britain/I strongly oppose British membership of the European Union
  Survey End Date Support Oppose Net
ICM/Sunday Telegraph (2) 11/07/07 56 38 +18
MORI/Foreign Policy Centre 27/07/04 50 41 +9
Populus/Times 06/06/04 42 38 +4
YouGov/UKIP 14/05/04 39 48 -9
ICM/News of the World (1) 20/06/04 51 36 +15

Single currency referendum

YouGov: (1) If there were a referendum tomorrow on whether Britain should join Europe’s single currency the Euro how would you vote
  Survey End Date Yes No Would not vote D/K Net
YouGov/Taxpayers All. (1) 08/01/09 24 64 3 9 -40