Gordon Brown

Approval of Brown as Prime Minister

YouGov: (1) Are you satisfied or disatisfied with Gordon Brown as Prime Minister? (2) Do you think Gordon Brown is doing well or badly as Prime Minister?
MORI: (1) Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mr Brown is doing his job as Prime Minister?
ICM: (1) Are you satisfied or dis-satisfied with the way Gordon Brown is doing his job as Prime Minister?
  Survey End Date Yes No Net
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 04/12/09 28 66 -38
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 16/10/09 28 67 -39
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 11/09/09 26 70 -44
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 14/08/09 26 70 -44
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 17/07/09 24 71 -47
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 12/06/09 23 73 -50
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 08/05/09 25 71 -46
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 04/04/09 41 53 -12
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 13/03/09 36 60 -24
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 13/02/09 31 65 -34
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 29/01/09 27 63 -36
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 18/12/08 30 60 -30
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 12/12/08 38 55 -17
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 14/11/08 41 54 -13
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 10/10/08 31 65 -34
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 18/09/08 16 74 -58
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 27/08/08 17 72 -55
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 31/07/08 15 77 -59
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 26/06/08 14 76 -62
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 13/06/08 16 78 -62
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 29/05/08 15 75 -60
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 16/05/08 17 78 -61
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 23/04/08 17 70 -53
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 23/04/08 17 70 -53
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 14/03/08 33 59 -26
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 27/03/08 25 59 -34
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 15/02/08 36 57 -21
Ipsos MORI (1) 23/01/08 32 48 -16
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 11/01/08 35 55 -20
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 19/12/07 24 60 -36
Ipsos MORI (1) 07/12/07 31 54 -23
ICM/Sunday Telegraph (1) 22/11/07 43 45 -2
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 16/11/07 33 43 -10
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 24/10/07 34 48 -14
Ipsos MORI/Observer (1) 23/10/07 37 38 -1
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 06/10/07 59 29 +30
Ipsos MORI (1) 26/09/07 44 26 +18
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 21/09/07 44 33 +10
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 14/09/07 62 23 +39
Ipsos MORI/the Sun (1) 29/08/07 43 23 +20
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 28/08/07 40 30 +10
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 10/08/07 65 17 +47
YouGov/Telegraph (1) 25/07/07 34 27 +7
Ipsos MORI/Observer (1) 17/07/07 36 20 +16

Character and public image

YouGov: Thinking about Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which of the following qualities do you think he has? Sticks to what he believes in, Strong, Decisive, Good in a a crisis, Honest, In touch with the concerns of ordinary people, A natural leader, Charismatic, None of these, Don’t know
  Survey End Date Belief Strong Decisive Crisis Honest In touch Leader Charisma
YouGov/Sunday Times 16/05/08 30 17 8 10 22 10 3 2
YouGov/Sunday Times 06/10/07 40 40 37 27 22 20 17 1
YouGov/Sunday Times 20/07/07 44 35 32 16 25 20 11 4
YouGov/Sunday Times 15/06/07 49 44 38 16 23 17 13 4

Pre-handover Voting Intention with Brown as Labour Leader

ICM: Suppose the Conservative Party were to be led by David Cameron, Labour by Gordon Brown and the Liberal Democrats by Charles Kennedy/Ming Campbell. If there were to be a General Election tomorrow how would you vote, would you vote Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat or for another party?
Populus: Now I’d like you to think ahead to the next election, expected in 3 or 4 years’ time. Imagine that the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown takes over from Tony Blair as Labour leader and the Conservatives are led by David Cameron and the Liberal Democrats by Ming Campbell. Which party would you vote for – or would you vote for another party or not vote at all?
YouGov: (1) The next general election will probably not be held until 2009 or 2010. Suppose the leaders of the main parties at that time are Gordon Brown (Labour), David Cameron (Conservative) and Charles Kennedy (Liberal Democrat). How do you think you would vote at that election? (2) How do you think you will vote at the next general election if the leaders of the three main parties are Gordon Brown (Labour), David Cameron (Conservative) and Sir Menzies Campbell (Liberal Democrat)?
  Survey End Date CON (%) LAB (%) LDEM (%) Con Lead
ICM/Guardian 20/05/07 38 30 20 +8
Populus/Times 13/05/07 42 32 15 +10
ICM/Guardian 22/04/07 40 28 20 +12
Populus/Times 15/04/07 41 30 19 +11
ICM/Guardian 18/03/07 43 28 18 +15
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 16/03/07 41 31 13 +10
Populus/Times 04/03/07 42 29 18 +13
Populus/Times 04/02/07 35 34 16 +1
Populus/Times 07/01/07 39 34 15 +5
ICM/Guardian 19/11/06 40 32 20 +8
Populus/Times 05/11/06 38 34 19 +4
Populus/Times 08/10/06 42 34 15 +8
ICM/Guardian 20/09/06 37 31 21 +6
Populus/Times 03/09/06 42 33 16 +9
Populus/Times 09/07/06 42 33 16 +9
ICM/Guardian 21/05/06 40 31 19 +9
Populus/Times 07/05/06 41 31 18 +10
YouGov/Sunday Times (2) 18/03/06 39 37 17 +2
ICM/Guardian 12/03/06 37 37 19 0
Populus/Times 05/03/06 40 34 20 +6
BPIX/Mail on Sunday 04/03/06 38 38 13 0
ICM/News of the World 12/01/06 38 35 20 +3
ICM/Guardian 18/12/05 41 36 18 +5
Populus/Times 11/12/05 41 35 20 +6
ICM/Sunday Telegraph 08/12/05 40 37 18 +3
YouGov/Sky News (1) 06/12/05 38 33 18 +5
Populus/Times 06/11/05 35 37 20 -2
MORI/Sun 19/10/05 36 39 18 -3

Approval Ratings as Chancellor of the Exchequer

ICM: (1) Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the job Gordon Brown is doing as Chancellor of the Exchequer?
YouGov: (1) Do you think Gordon Brown is doing well or badly as Chancellor of the Exchequer? Very well/quite well/quite badly/ very badly. (2) Do you think that Gordon Brown is doing a good job or a bad job as Chancellor of the Exchequer? Good job/bad job.
  Survey End Date Yes No Net
YouGov/Telegraph (2) 28/03/07 44 36 +8
YouGov/Sunday Times (1) 22/09/06 48 43 +5
YouGov/Telegraph (2) 29/03/06 49 30 +19
YouGov/Sunday Times (1) 17/03/06 53 39 +14
ICM/Guardian(1) 18/12/05 52 43 +9
YouGov/Sunday Times (1) 09/12/05 47 43 +4
YouGov/Sky News (1) 23/04/05 67 24 +43
YouGov/Sunday Times (1) 09/04/05 66 25 +41
YouGov/Sunday Times (1) 19/03/05 64 29 +35
YouGov/Telegraph (2) 17/03/05 61 19 +42
YouGov/Sunday Times (1) 22/01/05 65 26 +39
YouGov/Mail on Sunday (1) 02/10/04 66 26 +40
YouGov/Mail on Sunday (1) 11/09/04 57 33 +24
YouGov/Mail on Sunday (1) 10/07/04 61 29 +32
YouGov/Mail on Sunday (1) 08/05/04 61 30 +31
YouGov/Mail on Sunday (1) 03/10/03 59 31 +28
ICM/Guardian(1) 19/04/03 52 38 +14
YouGov/Mail on Sunday (1) 11/04/03 62 32 +30
YouGov/Mail on Sunday (1) 04/04/03 63 29 +34
ICM/Guardian(1) 16/02/03 44 38 +6
ICM/Guardian(1) 19/05/02 67 22 +45