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New polling: Latest Party Leader Favourability Ratings

Ahead of her inaugural party conference as Conservative Leader, the latest in a new series of Survation omnibus polls continues to show Prime Minister Theresa May as the most favourable party leader, with a slight increase (+3) on her rating since the last poll.

Mrs May’s positive rating of +24 continues to compare favourably to Jeremy Corbyn’s -26, although fieldwork was conducted before the Labour Leader was re-elected and gave his leadership speech at his own party’s conference in Liverpool.

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Theresa May’s cabinet colleagues also continue to rate relatively well among those polled when compared with other politicians: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has a positive rating (+9) and Chancellor Philip Hammond (-3) and Home Secretary Amber Rudd (-6) have only a single-figure negative rating.

 

Elsewhere in the poll:

  • For the first time we polled Diane James in the favourability ratings. Her rating of -5 could be considered a positive considering her predecessor’s final rating of -32; however, only a quarter of the public expressed an opinion on her. This comes in comparison to the three-quarters who expressed an opinion on Nigel Farage in our last poll. Although it’s early days for the new UKIP leader, she clearly has work to do on the name-recognition front.
  • Tim Farron is another politician where less than half of the public expressed an opinion regarding his favourability (35%). This hasn’t increased a great deal from our previous poll, perhaps indicating that Farron’s performance at Lib Dem conference did not get too much mainstream exposure.

 

Survation polled 1,013 UK adults aged 18+ between 22nd-23rd September 2016. Full tables are available here.

 

To enquire about adding questions to Survation’s UK or Scottish Omnibuses please email online@survation.com or call 0203 818 9661.

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