Conservative Lead 7% In Latest Opinion Poll
An opinion poll in the Guardian today has the Conservatives on 39% (+2), Labour 32% (+2), Lib Dems 21% (-3), this is the first poll since the General Election.
With all the hype of coalition government, it seems a bit early in the game to be thinking of separate parties and their approval ratings, what happend to the unity of the Conservative and Lib Dem parties?
Overall 59% of voters back the new government
Overall Conservative supporters are most happy with the deal 81% for 16% against, Labour voters are the least happy with the outcome of the General Election.
Overall, 59% of voters say they approve of the decision to form a coalition and 32% oppose it. Tory voters are most enthusiastic, with 81% in favour and only 16% against. People who voted Lib Dem are slightly less keen about the deal that put the Conservative leader David Cameron in power, with 69% in favour and 26% against.
Many people are also optimistic about the new government’s prospects. Overall, 54% say they think it is likely to change Britain for the better, including 12% who say it is very likely to do so, and 41% disagree. Tories are keenest, with 87% saying the government will do the country good, compared with 62% of Lib Dems and only 28% of Labour voters.
In a sign of possible future tension inside the coalition, slightly more Conservatives oppose change than support it. While 45% say they would like a new system, 49% say they want to stick with first past the post. But campaigners for electoral reform may draw comfort from the fact that opposition among Tory voters is not as high as among Tory MPs – almost all of whom are opposed. Full story The Guardian