Independent on Sunday Political Poll

Voting intention poll plus political attitudes conducted for the Independent on Sunday published 13 December 2009

Date Published
12 Dec 2009

Further Description

ComRes poll for the Independent on Sunday:
Con      41% (+4)
Lab      24% (-3)
LD        21% (+1)
Others   14% (-2) 
Incl        Green 5% (+1) 
             UKIP  4% (-2)

Changes since ComRes for The Independent 1 December.
Additional questions:
The fact that David Cameron went to Eton makes it harder for him to be a good prime minister for the whole country
Agree               20%
Disagree           70%      
Don’t know        9%
Ø      This question confirms the view that attacking David Cameron for his education is not a vote winner
Ø      Even among Labour’s core voters, in social group DE, only one in five agree
Ø      Two-thirds of Labour voters disagree with the statement (plus 72% of 2005 Labour voters), as do 64% of Lib Dems

From what I have heard, the Government’s plans for heavier taxes on people with high incomes are fair
Agree                66%
Disagree           28%
Don’t know        5%
Ø      The Government is right, in the eyes of most voters, to tax high earners more heavily
Ø      Unsurprisingly the highest proportion who agree are DEs (71%) although even 64% of ABs agree
Ø      There is also a correlation between age and agreement, with older voters the most likely to agree
Ø      Although Labour voters are the voter group most likely to agree, 61% of Tories do too
It is right for married couples to be given tax breaks that are not available to unmarried couples
Agree               46%      
Disagree           46%      
Don’t know        8%
Ø      Men 55% agree 39% disagree, women 39% agree and 52% disagree
Ø      Labour voters are least likely to agree (39%) and Tory voters most likely to (53%)
The Conservatives have the right ideas about how to get Britain out of recession
Agree                34%      (Feb 35%, April 38%, August 37%)
Disagree           46%      (Feb 45%, April 49%, August 48%)
Ø      The Tories haven’t moved beyond the margin of error throughout 2009
Ø      Men are more convinced of the Tories on this measure, by 38% to 31%
Ø      16% of Labour voters agree, and 13% of Tory voters disagree
Ø      22% of 2005 Labour voters agree
 Methodology note:
ComRes telephoned 1,001 GB adults on 9th and 10th December 2009.  Data were weighted by past vote recall.



ComRes interviewed 1001 GB adults between 9 and 10 December 2009.