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It’s almost no change in tonight’s ComRes telephone poll

January 31st, 2011
Poll/publication Date CON % LAB % LD %
ComRes/Independent (phone) 30/01/11 34 43 10
ComRes/IoS-S.Mirror(Online) 13/01/11 36 40 10
ComRes/Independent (phone) 09/01/11 34 42 12
ComRes/IoS-S.Mirror(Online) 17/12/10 37 39 11
ComRes/Independent (Phone) 29/11/10 36 40 12
ComRes/Indy on Sunday (Online) 19/11/10 37 38 13
ComRes/Independent (Phone) 31/10/10 35 37 16
ComRes/Indy on Sunday (Online) 15/10/10 40 34 14
ComRes/Independent (Online) 01/10/10 39 36 15
ComRes/Indy on Sunday (Online) 16/09/10 37 35 15
ComRes/Independent (Phone) 05/09/10 38 34 18
ComRes/Mirror/GMTV (Phone) 15/08/10 39 33 15
ComRes/Independent (Phone) 08/08/10 39 33 16
ComRes/Independent (Phone) 27/06/10 40 31 18

Tories unchanged/Labour up 1/LDs down 2

After all the excitement of the recent MORI and Angus Reid polls tonight’s telephone poll from ComRes shows very little change on the last phone poll from the firm for which the fieldwork finished on January 9th 2011. The changes on that are CON nc: LAB +1: LD -2 The direction, to Labour, is consistent with other surveys.

ComRes operates in two entirely different ways – it’s continuing to use its conventional telephone polling with some surveys and since last autumn it is also doing online surveys. These are, in fact, two different polling series and should be regarded as such.

In its non-VI question the pollsters found, unsurprisingly, that 94% of people thought it wrong to hack the private telephone voicemail messages of celebrities and 92% thought the same about politicians.

Two in three people believe the allegations about hacking show that the newspaper industry should no longer be allowed to regulate itself. And the same proportion think that David Cameron showed poor judgement in employing Andy Coulson as the Downing Street director of communications because he had already had to resign as editor of the News of the World over the hacking scandal.

So overall – not very exciting.

Update: Tonight’s YouGov daily poll for News International has CON 40: LAB 42: LD 8

Mike Smithson