Political Polling – 18th March 2015

18th March 2015

In our poll conducted immediately after the Budget, the Conservatives gained three points to 36%, while Labour dropped 2 points to 33%, giving the Tories a 3 point lead.

UKIP and the Lib Dems are unchanged on 14% and 7% respectively, while the Greens have dropped one point to 6%.

Voting Intention Tracker

Voting intention – all parties

  % Change
Conservative 36 +3
Labour 33 -2
Liberal Democrats 7 n/c
UKIP 14 n/c
Green 6 -1
SNP 3 n/c
BNP 0 n/c
Plaid Cymru 1 n/c
Other 1 n/c

Approval ratings

David Cameron’s net ratings are up 5 points on last week, reaching -1%, while Ed Miliband has stayed level on -24%.

Nigel Farage’s ratings have continued to slip slightly, leaving him on -24% and down three points from last week. Nick Clegg is up slightly to -39%.

  % Approve % Disapprove Net rating Net rating (own party)
David Cameron 42% 43% -1% +88%
Ed Miliband 25% 49% -24% +49%
Nick Clegg 16% 55% -39% +46%
Nigel Farage 25% 49% -24% +73%

Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 1,979 GB adults aged 18+ from 18th to 19th March 2015. Results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria.