The ICM approval ratings break-down
|Coalition â€“ overall?||Good job||Bad Job||Don’t know|
|Current CON voters||83||5||11|
|Current LAB voters||21||62||16|
|Current LD voters||59||25||16|
|May 6 LD voters||48||37||15|
|David Cameron||Good job||Bad Job||Don’t know|
|Current CON voters||91||5||3|
|Current LAB voters||33||55||12|
|Current LD voters||68||26||7|
|May 6 LD voters||58||34||9|
|Nick Clegg||Good job||Bad Job||Don’t know|
|Current CON voters||76||12||12|
|Current LAB voters||28||53||19|
|Current LD voters||78||14||8|
|May 6 LD voters||61||28||12|
The above tables are from the detailed data in the latest ICM poll and show the three main approval findings breaking down the answers on current voting intention and, for the Lib Dems, an extra row on how those who supported the party at the general election are thinking.
It’s that gap that’s interesting showing quite a different response from current LD supporters and those who voted for the party on May 6th.
So less than half of general election Lib Dem voters now think the coalition is doing a good job – yet 61% give a positive rating Clegg rising to 78% amongst those who are sticking with the party.
The general election LD voters are also quite happy with Cameron – with a 58-38 “good job/bad job” split for the prime minister. With current party supporters that rises to 68-26.
Given they’ve lost a fair bit of support since May it’s not surprising that there’s a marked difference between general election LD voters and current ones – but the gap is not as wide as the current media and political narrative is suggesting.
This is, of course, the data from just one poll with all the usual caveats.