12th June 2013
Political Polling
Date Published: 
Sat, 15/06/2013 - 21:21
Little change in the state of the parties while the public have mixed views about how much MPs are paid

Labour have a nine point lead with 36% of the vote compared to 27% for the Conservatives, both changes of only one point since the last poll two weeks ago.

  • The Lib Dems have risen to 8%, from a record low of 7% in the last poll, while UKIP drop a point to 20%
  • David Cameron's net approval rating is -24%, based on 30% who approve and 54% who disapprove of the job he is doing as prime minister and a slight improvement from the previous poll
  • Labour leader Ed Miliband’s net rating is -20% with 24% approving and 44% disapproving
  • Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has a net rating of -47% with 14% approving and 61% disapproving

Topline Voting Intention

  % Change
Conservative 27 +1
Labour 36 -1
Liberal Democrats 7 +1
Other parties 30 -1

Other Parties (breakdown)

  % Change
UKIP 20 -1
Green 3 -1
SNP 4 n/c
BNP 2 +1
Plaid Cymru 1 n/c
Other 1 n/c

Approval ratings

  % Approve % Disapprove Net rating Net rating (own party)
David Cameron 30% 54% -24% +75%
Ed Miliband 24% 44% -20% +41%
Nick Clegg 14% 61% -47% +38%

Voting Intention Tracker
Voting Intention Tracker (including UKIP)

Notes to Journalists: 

Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 1,942 GB adults aged 18+ from 12th - 14th June 2013. Results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria.

Additional Info: 

Interview Method and Sample

This survey is conducted online by CAWI (computer aided web interviewing), using Opinium’s online research panel of circa 30,000 individuals. This research is run from a representative sample of GB adults (aged 18+ in England, Scotland and Wales). The sample is scientifically defined from pre-collected registration data containing gender, age (18-34, 35-54, and 55+), region (North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Wales, and Scotland), working status and social grade to match the latest published ONS figures.

Opinium also takes into account differential response rates from the different demographic groups, to ensure the sample is representative.

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