A ComRes poll of the 40 most marginal Conservative-Labour constituencies (ie. the areas where the traditional two-party battle ought to be fiercest) found that:
- 67% believe the rise of smaller parties such as UKIP and the Greens is good for democracy (against just 16% who support the opposite)
- 51% believe it is better to have several smaller parties than two big parties (against 27% who think the opposite)
- 50% believe the era of two parties dominating British politics is over (against 32% who think the opposite);
- 78% believe the Opposition should work with the government on issues they agree on;
- 54% believe Parliament works best when no party is too dominant so that cross-party agreement is needed to pass laws.