17th February 2015
Political Polling
Date Published: 
Fri, 20/02/2015 - 18:10
The Conservatives open up a 2 point lead, their first since March 2012, as David Cameron has his best week of approval ratings in years.

The Conservatives have gained two points while Labour have lost an equal amount, putting the Tories ahead for the first time in nearly three years.

35% would vote Conservative if an election were held tomorrow, followed by 33% for Labour, 15% for UKIP, 7% for the Greens and 6% for the Liberal Democrats.

Voting Intention Tracker

Voting intention - all parties


  % Change
Conservative 35 +2
Labour 33 -2
Liberal Democrats 6 -1
UKIP 15 +1
Green 7 +1
SNP 3 n/c
BNP 1 +1
Plaid Cymru 0 n/c
Other 1 n/c


Approval ratings

Prime Minister David Cameron has broken even with a net approval rating of 0%, the highest score since his EU veto at the end of 2011.

Labour leader Ed Miliband remains far behind with -28%, ahead of Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg on -44% but behind UKIP leader Nigel Farage on -24%.

  % Approve % Disapprove Net rating Net rating (own party)
David Cameron 42% 42% 0% +88%
Ed Miliband 23% 51% -28% +42%
Nick Clegg 14% 58% -44% +51%
Nigel Farage 25% 49% -24% +81%
Notes to Journalists: 

Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 1,975 GB adults aged 18+ from 17th to 20th February 2015. Results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria.

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