According tp YouGov the FibDems are seen as the least trustworthy party.
Most honest or most naive? It is all relative…
The ComRes/ITV News Poll asked: As a result of the debate are you more likely to vote for any of the following parties?
YouGov have Miliband in fourth.
UPDATE: ICM/Guardian gives it to Miliband by a whisker…
UPDATE II: ComRes shows a dead heat
As of this morning there have been 5 polls since Paxo interviewed the two leaders. Averaging them all out it appears there has been no ‘Miliband bounce’ post-Paxo as Labour have hoping, the two main parties are still neck and neck. Both the Tories and Labour are squeezing up towards that 35% mark, while UKIP are feeling it down on an average 12%. The Green surge has fallen away slightly down on 5 points.
Not like the Sunday Times to have an errant poll throwing everyone off guard…
If you want an illustration of just how low trust in politicians is nowadays, Anthony Wells’ UK Polling Report has a classic example from last week:
I mentioned some YouGov polling about which taxes would rise under a Labour or Conservative government, conducted before Prime Minister’s Question time, Cameron ruling out a VAT rise and Ed Balls ruling out an NI rise. YouGov repeated those questions in this poll to see if they had changed. At the start of the week, 31% of people thought VAT would rise if the Conservatives won.
Following David Cameron ruling out a rise in VAT, this is now… 32%. At the start of the week 39% of people expected national insurance to rise if Labour won, but since Ed Balls ruled it out, that has changed to… 40%. A lovely illustration of how much of the politicians’ arguments, exchanges and pledges make not the slightest difference to public opinion.
Savour that. After the Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, the Right Honourable David Cameron and the Right Honourable Ed Balls both solemnly promised not to raise specific taxes, the public now believes they are actually more likely to do it. This is why, in Guido’s opinion, Nigel Farage is on to something with the vote winning campaign slogan: “Sod the lot. Vote UKIP”
After the YouGov poll on Sunday showing a 4% lead for Labour post-Paxman Tory nerves were frazzled. This morning ComRes has it; Con 36%, Lab 32%, Lib 9%, UKIP 12%, Green 5%.
That will settle Tory nerves…
YouGov calls it for Dave too…
The Ashcroft focus group is back and this time his Lordship has asked which job would each party leader be best suited to outside of politics:
Cameron: “a headmaster, or a company director in charge of things”
Farage: “a pub […]