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Nick and Ed get YouGov leadership ratings’ boosts

January 30th, 2011

David Cameron

David Cameron “doing well/badly” (YouGov) All (last week) CON voters LAB voters LD voters
Well 45(+2) 95 10 71
Badly 48(-1) 4 88 25

Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband “doing well/badly” (YouGov) All (last week) CON voters LAB voters LD voters
Well 37 (+4) 16 72 28
Badly 43 (-1) 65 16 57

Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg “doing well/badly” (YouGov) All (last week) CON voters LAB voters LD voters
Well 34(+6) 68 8 79
Badly 57(-5) 26 88 20

And the online firm finds no support for the MORI Cameron crash

All three main party leader can take some comfort from today’s YouGov leadership ratings just out.

And after seeing the collapse in Cameron’s approval ratings in the January MORI figures there’s no sign of any such movement from YouGov. Compared with the last YouGov poll of 2010 the Tory leaders’ numbers are almost identical.

It should be noted, however, that YouGov asks a different question – whether the leaders’ are doing well/badly. The MORI approach is more specific to the person being questioned and asks whether they are satisfied or dissatisfied with how the leaders are doing their jobs. In spite of that you would expect moves in the same broad direction. That hasn’t happened.

The leader who’ll be most relieved this morning is Nick Clegg who sees the best ratings since November 19th – just before the tuition fees issue became centre stage.

Ed Miliband can also feel pretty pleased getting his best “well” figure since early October, just after he became leader.

Mike Smithson