Independent on Sunday/Sunday Mirror Poll

Independent on Sunday/Sunday Mirror Poll

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Date Published
15 May 2010

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Independent on Sunday/Sunday Mirror ComRes poll

Con 38% (+1)
Lab 34% (+4)
LD 21% (-3)
Other 7% (-3)

(Comparison with general election result)

According to the UK Polling Report swingometer, which has been updated to take account of last week’s results, this would leave the Tories 35 seats short of a majority:

Con 291 (-15)
Lab 286 (+28)
Lib 45 (-12)
Others 28 (-1)

Who do you think should become Labour leader?

David Miliband 32% Labour supporters 43%
Harriet Harman 11% 9%
Ed Miliband 8% 10%
Ed Balls 7% 7%
Andy Burnham 2% 4%
Jon Cruddas 2% 3%
Yvette Cooper 2% 2%

Don’t know 35% 22%

By going into coalition with the Conservatives, the Lib Dems appear to have sold out on their principles”

Agree 41% Lib Dem voters 34%
Disagree 47% 61%

“The events of the last week have made me believe change to the voting system is more necessary than before”

Agree 69%
Disagree 26%

“I think Gordon Brown has behaved honourably during this week”

Agree 79%
Disagree 16%

“I believe Nick Clegg should have opted for a coalition with Labour rather than a deal with the Tories”

Agree 35% Lib Dem voters 33%
Disagree 55% 59%

“The Government has said it will hold a referendum on changing the way MPs are elected to the House of Commons to a system called the Alternative Vote, where voters are invited to put candidates in order of preference. In principle, do you think you would vote in favour of changing to the Alternative Vote system or to retain the current first past the post system?”

Would vote in favour of changing to AV 59%

Would vote in favour of retaining FPTP 32%

ComRes telephoned a random sample of 1,010 GB adults on 12 and 13 May 2010. Data were weighted to be representative of all adults and by past vote recall.

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