Labour Holds Seven-Point Lead Over Conservatives in Britain

Prime Minister David Cameron maintains the highest approval rating of the three main party leaders.

The Labour Party continues to garner the backing of two-in-five decided voters in Britain, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

The online survey of a representative sample of 2,002 British adults also shows that the approval rating for Ed Miliband has reached the highest level of his tenure.

Voting Intention

Across Britain, 41 per cent of decided voters and leaners (unchanged since March) say they would support the Labour candidate in their constituency in the next General Election.

The Conservative Party is second with 34 per cent (+1), followed by their coalition partners—the Liberal Democrats—with 10 per cent (=).

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) is next with six per cent, followed by the Scottish National Party (SNP) with three per cent, the Green Party also with three per cent, and the British National Party (BNP) with two per cent.

Labour remains dominant in the North (50%) and holds a six-point lead over the Conservatives in London (44% to 38%) and Midlands and Wales (41% to 35%). The Tories are first in the South of England (40% to 31%). In Scotland, Labour holds a nine-point advantage over the SNP (44% to 35%).

Approval

Throughout 2011, the approval rating for Prime Minister David Cameron has remained at 41 per cent, while Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg dropped another point and is now at 29 per cent—his lowest numbers since the coalition formed the government in May 2010.

Conversely, the approval rating for Ed Miliband increased by two points since March to 35 per cent, the best showing he has posted since becoming Labour’s leader.

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