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Leadership approval opinion polling for the next United Kingdom general election

At various dates in the run up to the next United Kingdom general election, various organisations are expected to carry out opinion polling to gauge the opinions that voters hold towards political leaders. Results of such polls are displayed in this article. Most of the polling companies listed are members of the British Polling Council (BPC) and abide by its disclosure rules.

The date range for these opinion polls is from the previous general election, held on 8 June 2017, to the present day. Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, the next general election is scheduled to be held no later than 5 May 2022.[1]

Contents

Leadership approval ratingsEdit

Theresa MayEdit

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Theresa May, Leader of the Conservatives and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

2018Edit

 
Theresa May, Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party.
Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
30 Nov-5 Dec Ipsos MORI 1,049 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 35% 57% N/A 8% –22%
14 Nov Opinium 1,948 Approve/Disapprove[b] 29% 49% 22% N/A –20%
19–22 Oct Ipsos MORI 1,044 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 29% 61% N/A 10% –32%
11 Oct Opinium 2,010 Approve/Disapprove[b] 30% 47% 23% N/A –17%
3 - 5 Oct Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove[b] 33% 45% 22% N/A –12%
30 Sep–1 Oct YouGov 1,607 Well/Badly[c] 33% 56% N/A 11% –23%
18 - 20 Sep Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 30% 48% 22% N/A –18%
11 Sep Opinium 2,011 Approve/Disapprove[b] 28% 48% 24% N/A –20%
31 Aug - 1 Sep Survation 1,017 Favourable/Unfavourable 32% 41% 24% 3% –9%
14–16 Aug Deltapoll 1,904 Well/Badly[d] 33% 59% N/A 8% –26%
14 Aug Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 28% 49% 33% N/A –21%
19–20 Jul YouGov 1,668 Well/Badly[c] 24% 66% N/A 10% –42%
12–14 Jul Deltapoll 1,484 Well/Badly[d] 30% 62% N/A 8% –32%
10–13 Jul Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 26% 50% 24% N/A –24%
10–11 Jul YouGov 1,732 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 25% 62% N/A 13% –37%
22–27 Jun Ipsos Mori 1,026 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 35% 58% N/A 7% –23%
5–7 Jun Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 34% 42% 24% N/A –8%
18–22 May Ipsos MORI 1,015 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 37% 56% N/A 7% –19%
15–16 May Opinium 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 35% 43% 22% N/A –8%
1–2 May YouGov 1,675 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 34% 55% N/A 11% –21%
20–24 Apr Ipsos MORI 1,004 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 38% 55% N/A 7% –17%
16–17 Apr YouGov 1,631 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 38% 52% N/A 11% –14%
10–12 Apr Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove[b] 35% 43% 22% N/A –8%
4–6 Apr YouGov 3,298 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 37% 50% N/A 13% –13%
4–5 Apr YouGov 1,662 Well/Badly[b] 41% 47% N/A 12% –6%
18–19 Mar YouGov 1,845 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 36% 51% N/A 12% –15%
13–15 Mar Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove[b] 34% 43% 23% N/A –9%
2–7 Mar Ipsos MORI 1,012 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 41% 52% N/A 7% –11%
6–9 Feb BMG Research 1,507 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 33% 51% N/A 15% –18%
6–8 Feb Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove[b] 34% 45% 21% N/A –11%
19–23 Jan Ipsos MORI 1,031 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 38% 55% N/A 8% –17%
11–12 Jan Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove[b] 29% 46% 25% N/A –17%
9–12 Jan BMG Research 1,513 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 32% 53% N/A 15% –21%

2017Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
19–20 Dec YouGov 1,610 Well/Badly[f] 37% 51% N/A 11% –14%
12–14 Dec ICM Research 2,004 Good job/Bad job[g] 35% 50% N/A 16% –15%
12–14 Dec Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 33% 45% 22% N/A –12%
5–8 Dec BMG Research 1,509 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 30% 56% N/A 14% –26%
29 Nov – 1 Dec ICM Research 2,050 Good job/Bad job[g] 32% 50% N/A 18% –18%
24–28 Nov Ipsos MORI 1,003 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 32% 59% N/A 9% –27%
14–17 Nov BMG Research 1,507 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 35% 52% N/A 13% –17%
14–16 Nov Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 33% 46% 21% N/A –13%
9–10 Nov YouGov 1,644 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 32% 55% N/A N/A –23%
7–8 Nov YouGov / The Times 2,012 Well/Badly[f] 31% 55% N/A 14% –24%
27 Oct – 1 Nov Ipsos MORI 1,052 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 37% 53% N/A 11% –16%
20–23 Oct ICM/The Guardian 2,022 Good job/Bad job[g] 34% 50% N/A 16% –16%
17–20 Oct BMG Research 1,506 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 32% 54% N/A 14% –22%
4–6 Oct Opinium/Observer 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 30% 47% 23% N/A –17%
4–5 Oct YouGov / The Times 1,615 Well/Badly[f] 31% 59% N/A 10% –28%
26–29 Sep BMG/The Independent 1,910 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 33% 52% N/A 15% –19%
19–22 Sep Opinium/Observer 2,004 Approve/Disapprove[b] 33% 44% 24% N/A –11%
15–18 Sep Ipsos MORI 1,023 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 37% 54% N/A 10% –17%
12–15 Sep BMG Research 1,447 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 34% 50% N/A 15% –16%
12–15 Sep Opinium/Observer 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 33% 44% 23% N/A –11%
4–5 Sep YouGov 1,644 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 34% 54% N/A 12% –20%
15–18 Aug Opinium/Observer 2,006 Approve/Disapprove[b] 31% 48% 21% N/A –17%
15–16 Aug YouGov 1,697 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 31% 58% N/A 11% –27%
8–11 Aug BMG/The Independent 1,512 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 36% 50% N/A 14% –14%
14–18 Jul Ipsos MORI 1,071 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 34% 59% N/A 7% –25%
11–14 Jul BMG/The Independent 1,518 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 32% 55% N/A 14% –23%
11–14 Jul Opinium/Observer 2,013 Approve/Disapprove[b] 30% 51% 19% N/A –21%
30 Jun – 3 Jul ICM/The Guardian 2,044 Good job/Bad job[g] 28% 54% N/A 18% –26%
27–29 Jun Opinium/Observer 2,010 Approve/Disapprove[b] 31% 51% 18% N/A –20%
16–21 Jun Panelbase/Sunday Times 5,481 Good job/Bad job[h] 28% 45% 27% N/A –17%
11–12 Jun YouGov 1,729 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 29% 63% N/A 8% –34%

Jeremy CorbynEdit

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition.

 
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party.

2018Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
30 Nov-5 Dec Ipsos MORI 1,049 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 29% 59% N/A 14% –32%
14 Nov Opinium 1,948 Approve/Disapprove[b] 26% 50% 24% N/A –24%
19–22 Oct Ipsos MORI 1,044 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 28% 59% N/A 14% –31%
11 Oct Opinium 2,010 Approve/Disapprove[b] 28% 48% 24% N/A –20%
3 - 5 Oct Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove[b] 29% 49% 23% N/A –20%
30 Sep–1 Oct YouGov 1,607 Well/Badly[c] 30% 58% N/A 13% –28%
18 - 20 Sep Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 27% 48% 25% N/A –21%
11 Sep Opinium 2,011 Approve/Disapprove[b] 27% 49% 24% N/A –22%
31 Aug - 1 Sep Survation 1,017 Favourable/Unfavourable 32% 46% 18% 3% –14%
14–16 Aug Deltapoll 1,904 Well/Badly[d] 27% 62% N/A 12% –35%
14 Aug Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 25% 49% 36% N/A –24%
19–20 Jul YouGov 1,668 Well/Badly[c] 27% 59% N/A 14% –32%
12–14 Jul Deltapoll 1,484 Well/Badly[d] 35% 52% N/A 12% –17%
10–13 Jul Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 31% 43% 26% N/A –12%
10–11 Jul YouGov 1,732 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 28% 58% N/A 14% –30%
22–27 Jun Ipsos Mori 1,026 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 31% 57% N/A 12% –26%
5–7 Jun Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 31% 44% 25% N/A –13%
18–22 May Ipsos MORI 1,015 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 32% 59% N/A 12% –24%
15–16 May Opinium 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 29% 47% 24% N/A –18%
1–2 May YouGov 1,675 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 31% 57% N/A 13% –26%
20–24 Apr Ipsos MORI 1,004 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 32% 59% N/A 10% –27%
16–17 Apr YouGov 1,631 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 32% 56% N/A 13% –24%
10–12 Apr Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove[b] 29% 48% 23% N/A –19%
4–6 Apr YouGov 3,298 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 31% 54% N/A 14% –23%
4–5 Apr YouGov 1,662 Well/Badly[b] 31% 56% N/A 14% –25%
18–19 Mar YouGov 1,845 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 34% 53% N/A 13% –19%
13–15 Mar Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove[b] 32% 42% 27% N/A –10%
2–7 Mar Ipsos MORI 1,012 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 37% 52% N/A 10% –15%
6–9 Feb BMG Research 1,507 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 34% 43% N/A 24% –11%
6–8 Feb Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove[b] 33% 40% 21% N/A –7%
19–23 Jan Ipsos MORI 1,031 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 38% 49% N/A 14% –11%
11–12 Jan Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove[b] 31% 41% 28% N/A –10%
9–12 Jan BMG Research 1,513 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 35% 41% N/A 24% –6%

2017Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
19–20 Dec YouGov 1,610 Well/Badly[f] 45% 37% N/A 18% +8%
12–14 Dec ICM Research 2,004 Good job/Bad job[g] 40% 42% N/A 18% –2%
12–14 Dec Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 35% 39% 26% N/A –4%
5–8 Dec BMG Research 1,509 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 35% 44% N/A 22% –9%
29 Nov – 1 Dec ICM Research 2,050 Good job/Bad job[g] 41% 38% N/A 20% +3%
24–28 Nov Ipsos MORI 1,003 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 42% 49% N/A 9% –7%
14–17 Nov BMG Research 1,507 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 36% 42% N/A 22% –6%
14–16 Nov Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 36% 39% 25% N/A –3%
9–10 Nov YouGov 1,644 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 38% 48% N/A N/A –10%
7–8 Nov YouGov / The Times 2,012 Well/Badly[f] 44% 39% N/A 21% +5%
27 Oct – 1 Nov Ipsos MORI 1,052 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 42% 45% N/A 14% –3%
20–23 Oct ICM/The Guardian 2,022 Good job/Bad job[g] 37% 43% N/A 20% –6%
17–20 Oct BMG Research 1,506 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 35% 44% N/A 21% –9%
4–6 Oct Opinium/Observer 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 35% 40% 25% N/A –5%
26–29 Sep BMG/The Independent 1,910 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 40% 39% N/A 21% +1%
19–22 Sep Opinium/Observer 2,004 Approve/Disapprove[b] 32% 42% 26% N/A –10%
15–18 Sep Ipsos MORI 1,023 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 43% 46% N/A 10% –3%
12–15 Sep BMG Research 1,447 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 34% 42% N/A 23% –6%
12–15 Sep Opinium/Observer 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 33% 40% 27% N/A –7%
4–5 Sep YouGov 1,644 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 36% 50% N/A 13% –14%
15–18 Aug Opinium/Observer 2,006 Approve/Disapprove[b] 35% 40% 25% N/A –5%
15–16 Aug YouGov 1,697 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 38% 51% N/A 11% –13%
8–11 Aug BMG/The Independent 1,512 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 40% 38% N/A 22% +2%
14–18 Jul Ipsos MORI 1,071 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 44% 45% N/A 11% –1%
11–14 Jul BMG/The Independent 1,518 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[e] 41% 39% 20% N/A +2%
11–14 Jul Opinium/Observer 2,013 Approve/Disapprove[b] 41% 37% 22% N/A +4%
30 Jun – 3 Jul ICM/The Guardian 2,044 Good job/Bad job[g] 44% 35% N/A 21% +9%
27–29 Jun Opinium/Observer 2,010 Approve/Disapprove[b] 42% 38% 20% N/A +4%
16–21 Jun Panelbase/Sunday Times 5,481 Good job/Bad job[h] 45% 28% 27% N/A +17%
11–12 Jun YouGov 1,729 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 46% 46% N/A 8% 0%

Nicola SturgeonEdit

The following polls asked about British voters' opinions on Nicola Sturgeon, Leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland. Note that these polls asked the opinions of British voters as a whole, not specifically Scottish voters.

 
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the SNP.

2018Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
14 Nov Opinium 1,948 Approve/Disapprove[b] 23% 37% 40% N/A –14%
11 Oct Opinium 2,010 Approve/Disapprove[b] 24% 40% 36% N/A –16%
3 - 5 Oct Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove[b] 23% 37% 30% N/A –14%
18 - 20 Sep Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 23% 38% 39 N/A –15%
11 Sep Opinium 2,011 Approve/Disapprove[b] 24% 36% 40% N/A –12%
13–14 Aug Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 22% 39% 40% N/A –16%
10–13 Jul Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 24% 39% 36% N/A –15%
5–7 Jun Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 24% 38% 37% N/A –14%
15–16 May Opinium 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 24% 37% 39% N/A –13%
10–12 Apr Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove[b] 22% 42% 36% N/A –20%
13–15 Mar Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove[b] 22% 40% 38% N/A –18%
6–8 Feb Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove[b] 21% 42% 38% N/A –21%
11–12 Jan Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove[b] 21% 42% 25% N/A –21%

2017Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
12–14 Dec Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 20% 43% 37% N/A –23%
14–16 Nov Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 21% 45% 34% N/A –24%
4–6 Oct Opinium 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 20% 45% 35% N/A –25%
19–22 Sep Opinium 2,004 Approve/Disapprove[b] 20% 45% 35% N/A –25%
12–15 Sep Opinium 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 19% 46% 35% N/A –27%
15–18 Aug Opinium 2,006 Approve/Disapprove[b] 20% 47% 33% N/A –27%
11–14 Jul Opinium 2,013 Approve/Disapprove[b] 18% 48% 34% N/A –30%
27–29 Jun Opinium 2,010 Approve/Disapprove[b] 18% 48% 34% N/A –30%

Vince CableEdit

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats since 20 July 2017.

 
Sir Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats.

2018Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
30 Nov-5 Dec Ipsos MORI 1,049 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 24% 38% N/A 38% –14%
14 Nov Opinium 1,948 Approve/Disapprove[b] 19% 30% 51% N/A –11%
19–22 Oct Ipsos MORI 1,044 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 19% 38% N/A 42% –19%
11 Oct Opinium 2,010 Approve/Disapprove[b] 17% 32% 49% N/A –15%
3 - 5 Oct Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove[b] 18% 31% 49% N/A –13%
30 Sep–1 Oct YouGov 1,607 Well/Badly[c] 20% 47% N/A 33% –27%
18 - 20 Sep Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 18% 34% 48% N/A –16%
11 Sep Opinium 2,011 Approve/Disapprove[b] 17% 28% 55% N/A –11%
31 Aug - 1 Sep Survation 1,017 Favourable/Unfavourable 18% 32% 37% 13% –14%
14 Aug Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 16% 31% 53% N/A –15%
14–16 Jul Deltapoll 1,904 Well/Badly[d] 19% 47% N/A 34% –28%
19–20 Jul YouGov 1,668 Well/Badly[c] 15% 38% N/A 47% –23%
12–14 Jul Deltapoll 1,484 Well/Badly[d] 21% 47% N/A 32% –26%
10–13 Jul Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 18% 30% 52% N/A –12%
10–11 Jul YouGov 1,732 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 23% 43% N/A 34% –20%
22–27 Jun Ipsos Mori 1,026 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 27% 34% N/A 38% –7%
5–7 Jun Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 18% 29% 53% N/A –11%
18–22 May Ipsos MORI 1,015 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 28% 33% N/A 39% –5%
15–16 May Opinium 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 19% 27% 54% N/A –8%
20–24 Apr Ipsos MORI 1,004 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 28% 35% N/A 37% –7%
10–12 Apr Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove[b] 16% 34% 50% N/A –18%
4–6 Apr YouGov 3,298 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 20% 43% N/A 37% –23%
18–19 Mar YouGov 1,845 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 19% 42% N/A 38% –23%
13–15 Mar Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove[b] 16% 35% 48% N/A –19%
2–7 Mar Ipsos MORI 1,012 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 25% 37% N/A 38% –12%
6–8 Feb Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove[b] 15% 33% 51% N/A –18%
19–23 Jan Ipsos MORI 1,031 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 25% 37% N/A 39% –12%
11–12 Jan Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove[b] 14% 33% 53% N/A –19%

2017Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
19–20 Dec YouGov 1,610 Well/Badly[f] 19% 29% N/A 53% –10%
12–14 Dec ICM Research 2,004 Good job/Bad job[g] 16% 34% N/A 49% –18%
12–14 Dec Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 15% 32% 53% N/A –17%
29 Nov – 1 Dec ICM Research 2,050 Good job/Bad job[g] 19% 31% N/A 50% –12%
24–28 Nov Ipsos MORI 1,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 27% 39% N/A 35% –12%
14–16 Nov Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 15% 33% 52% N/A –18%
27 Oct – 1 Nov Ipsos MORI 1,052 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 26% 33% N/A 42% –7%
4–6 Oct Opinium/Observer 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 14% 33% 52% N/A –19%
19–22 Sep Opinium/Observer 2,004 Approve/Disapprove[b] 18% 34% 48% N/A –17%
15–18 Sep Ipsos MORI 1,023 Satisfied/Dissatisfied[a] 30% 31% N/A 39% –1%
12–15 Sep Opinium/Observer 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 13% 35% 52% N/A –22%
4–5 Sep YouGov 1,644 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 23% 38% N/A 39% –15%
15–18 Aug Opinium/Observer 2,006 Approve/Disapprove[b] 14% 35% 51% N/A –21%
15–16 Aug YouGov 1,697 Favourable/Unfavourable[c] 18% 45% N/A 36% –27%

Gerard BattenEdit

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Gerard Batten, Leader of the UK Independence Party since 14 April 2018, and Acting Leader between 17 February 2018 and 14 April 2018.

 
Gerard Batten, leader of UKIP.

2018Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
14 Nov Opinium 1,948 Approve/Disapprove[b] 9% 35% 66% N/A –26%
11 Oct Opinium 2,010 Approve/Disapprove[b] 8% 37% 55% N/A –29%
3 - 5 Oct Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove[b] 11% 34% 55% N/A –23%
18 - 20 Sep Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 10% 35% 55% N/A –25%
11 Sep Opinium 2,011 Approve/Disapprove[b] 9% 33% 60% N/A –24%
31 Aug - 1 Sep Survation 1,017 Favourable/Unfavourable 10% 18% 32% 41% –8%
13–14 Aug Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 8% 36% 56% N/A –28%
10–13 Jul Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 11% 34% 55% N/A –23%
5–7 Jun Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 9% 35% 56% N/A –26%
15–16 May Opinium 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 8% 35% 57% N/A –27%
10–12 Apr Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove[b] 8% 39% 53% N/A –31%
13–15 Mar Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove[b] 7% 41% 52% N/A –34%

Approval ratings for former party leadersEdit

Henry BoltonEdit

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Henry Bolton, who served as Leader of the UK Independence Party from 29 September 2017 until 17 February 2018.

2018Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
6–8 Feb Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove[b] 8% 50% 42% N/A –42%
11–12 Jan Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove[b] 5% 40% 55% N/A –35%

2017Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
12–14 Dec Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove[b] 7% 39% 54% N/A –32%
14–16 Nov Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove[b] 8% 38% 54% N/A –30%
4–6 Oct Opinium 2,009 Approve/Disapprove[b] 8% 34% 58% N/A –26%

Tim FarronEdit

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Tim Farron, who was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 16 July 2015 until 20 July 2017.

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
11–14 Jul 2017 Opinium/Observer 2,013 Approve/Disapprove[i] 12% 45% 43% N/A –33%
27–29 Jun 2017 Opinium/Observer 2,010 Approve/Disapprove[i] 12% 44% 44% N/A –32%

Paul NuttallEdit

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Paul Nuttall, who was Leader of the UK Independence Party from 28 November 2016 until 9 June 2017. These polls were conducted after his resignation and asked how voters how they felt he had handled his job.

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
11–14 Jul 2017 Opinium/Observer 2,013 Approve/Disapprove[j] 7% 54% 39% N/A –47%
27–29 Jun 2017 Opinium/Observer 2,010 Approve/Disapprove[j] 7% 54% 39% N/A –47%

Approval polling in ScotlandEdit

The polls below were conducted amongst voters in Scotland only, and asked about their opinions on both Scottish and UK-wide political leaders.

Theresa MayEdit

The following polls asked about Scottish voters' opinions on Theresa May, Leader of the Conservatives and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/
client
Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Don't know Net approval
1–5 Jun 2018 YouGov/The Times 1,075 Well/Badly[f] 24% 68% 8% –44%
12–16 Jan 2018 YouGov/The Times 1,002 Well/Badly[f] 21% 68% 10% –47%
2–5 Oct 2017 YouGov/The Times 1,135 Well/Badly[f] 21% 70% 10% –49%

Jeremy CorbynEdit

The following polls asked about Scottish voters' opinions on Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition.

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/
client
Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Don't know Net approval
1–5 Jun 2018 YouGov/The Times 1,075 Well/Badly[f] 28% 58% 14% –30%
12–16 Jan 2018 YouGov/The Times 1,002 Well/Badly[f] 40% 43% 17% –3%
2–5 Oct 2017 YouGov/The Times 1,135 Well/Badly[f] 53% 33% 14% +20%

Nicola SturgeonEdit

The following polls asked about Scottish voters' opinions on Nicola Sturgeon, Leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland.

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/
client
Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Don't know Net approval
1–5 Jun 2018 YouGov/The Times 1,075 Well/Badly[f] 45% 47% 8% –2%
12–16 Jan 2018 YouGov/The Times 1,002 Well/Badly[f] 43% 43% 13% 0%
2–5 Oct 2017 YouGov/The Times 1,135 Well/Badly[f] 46% 46% 9% 0%

Ruth DavidsonEdit

The following polls asked about Scottish voters' opinions on Ruth Davidson, Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party.

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/
client
Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Don't know Net approval
1–5 Jun 2018 YouGov/The Times 1,075 Well/Badly[f] 45% 34% 21% +11%
12–16 Jan 2018 YouGov/The Times 1,002 Well/Badly[f] 45% 30% 26% +15%
2–5 Oct 2017 YouGov/The Times 1,135 Well/Badly[f] 47% 30% 23% +17%

Richard LeonardEdit

The following polls asked about Scottish voters' opinions on Richard Leonard, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/
client
Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Don't know Net approval
1–5 Jun 2018 YouGov/The Times 1,075 Well/Badly[f] 13% 33% 54% –20%
12–16 Jan 2018 YouGov/The Times 1,002 Well/Badly[f] 12% 27% 60% –15%

Preferred Prime Minister pollingEdit

Some opinion pollsters ask voters which party leader they would prefer as Prime Minister — Theresa May (Conservative Party) or Jeremy Corbyn (Labour Party). The questions differ slightly from pollster to pollster:

  • Opinium: "Which, if any, of the following people do you think would be the best prime minister?"
  • BMG Research: "If you had to choose between the two, who would you prefer to see as the next Prime Minister?"
  • YouGov / Survation: "Which of the following do you think would make the best Prime Minister?"
  • Ipsos MORI: "Who do you think would make the most capable Prime Minister, the Conservative’s Theresa May, or Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn?"
  • ICM: "Putting aside which party you support, and only thinking about your impressions of them as leaders, which one of the following do you think would make the best Prime Minister for Britain?"

May vs CorbynEdit

2018Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn None of these Don't know Lead
22–23 July YouGov 1,650 32% 26% N/A 39% 6%
16–17 July YouGov 1,657 33% 25% N/A 38% 8%
10–13 July Opinium 2,005 29% 25% 36% 10% 4%
8–9 July YouGov 1,657 33% 25% N/A 38% 8%
10–13 July Opinium 2,005 29% 25% 36% 10% 4%
8–9 July YouGov / The Times 1,669 34% 27% N/A 36% 7%
3–4 July YouGov / The Times 1,641 35% 25% N/A 37% 10%
25–26 Jun YouGov / The Times 1,645 38% 26% N/A 34% 12%
18–19 Jun YouGov 1,606 38% 26% N/A 34% 12%
11–12 Jun YouGov 1,638 39% 24% N/A 37% 15%
5–7 Jun Opinium[1] 2,005 35% 25% 29% 11% 10%
4–5 Jun YouGov 1,619 37% 24% N/A 37% 13%
28–29 May YouGov 1,670 38% 27% N/A 35% 11%
20–21 May YouGov 1,660 37% 27% N/A 35% 10%
15–16 May Opinium 2,009 36% 23% 30% 10% 13%
13–14 May YouGov/The Times[2] 1,634 40% 25% N/A 35% 15%
8–9 May YouGov/The Times 1,648 39% 25% N/A 36% 14%
30 Apr–1 May YouGov/The Times 1,595 37% 27% N/A 36% 10%
16–17 Apr YouGov/The Times 1,631 39% 25% N/A 35% 14%
14 Apr Survation 2,060 43% 30% N/A 28% 13%
10–12 Apr Opinium 2,008 36% 24% 31% 9% 12%
9–10 Apr YouGov 1,639 37% 26% N/A 37% 11%
4–5 Apr YouGov 1,662 39% 26% N/A 35% 13%
26–27 Mar YouGov 1,659 38% 27% N/A 35% 11%
13–15 Mar Opinium/The Observer 2,001 34% 26% 29% 11% 8%
5–6 Mar YouGov 1,641 36% 29% N/A 35% 7%
26–27 Feb YouGov 1,622 36% 30% N/A 33% 6%
19–20 Feb YouGov/The Times 1,650 36% 29% N/A 35% 7%
12–13 Feb YouGov/The Times 1,539 36% 29% N/A 35% 7%
6–9 Feb BMG Research 1,507 32% 30% N/A 38% 2%
6–8 Feb Opinium/The Observer 2,002 34% 28% 28% 10% 6%
5–6 Feb YouGov/The Times 2,000 37% 29% N/A 33% 8%
28–29 Jan YouGov/The Times 1,669 35% 29% N/A 36% 6%
16–17 Jan YouGov 1,672 36% 31% N/A 33% 5%
11–12 Jan Opinium 2,008 33% 28% 29% 11% 5%
7–8 Jan YouGov 1,663 37% 31% N/A 31% 6%

2017Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn None of these Don't know Lead
19–20 Dec YouGov 1,610 37% 31% N/A 32% 6%
12–14 Dec Opinium 1,680 34% 28% 27% 11% 6%
9–10 Dec YouGov 1,680 37% 28% N/A 35% 9%
5–8 Dec BMG Research 1,509 32% 33% N/A 38% 1%
4–5 Dec YouGov 1,638 34% 30% N/A 36% 4%
29 Nov – 1 Dec ICM Research 2,050 40% 32% N/A 28% 8%
14–16 Nov Opinium 2,003 34% 29% 27% 10% 5%
7–8 Nov YouGov/The Times 2,012 34% 31% N/A 35% 3%
10-11 Oct YouGov/The Times 1,680 33% 33% N/A 35% Tie
6-8 Oct ICM/The Guardian 2,052 41% 32% N/A 27% 9%
4-6 Oct Opinium/Observer 2,009 32% 29% 28% 11% 3%
4–5 Oct YouGov/The Times 1,615 36% 33% N/A 32% 3%
26–29 Sep BMG Research 1,910 30% 32% N/A 38% 2%
22–24 Sep YouGov/The Times 1,716 37% 29% N/A 33% 8%
19–22 Sep Opinium/Observer 2,004 36% 26% 28% 10% 10%
15–18 Sep Ipsos MORI 1,023 45% 38% 10% 6% 7%
12–15 Sep Opinium/Observer 2,009 36% 28% 26% 11% 8%
30–31 Aug YouGov/The Times 1,658 37% 32% N/A 31% 5%
21–22 Aug YouGov/The Times 1,664 37% 33% N/A 31% 4%
15–18 Aug Opinium/Observer 1,256 34% 30% 27% 9% 4%
7–11 Aug BMG/The Independent 1,512 32% 33% 26% 10% 1%
31 Jul – 1 Aug YouGov/The Times 1,665 36% 33% N/A 31% 3%
18–19 Jul YouGov/The Times 1,593 37% 32% N/A 30% 5%
14–18 Jul Ipsos MORI 1,071 46% 38% 10% 6% 8%
14–15 Jul Survation/Mail on Sunday 1,024 43% 35% N/A 21% 8%
11–14 Jul Opinium/Observer 2,013 36% 33% 22% 9% 3%
10–11 Jul YouGov/The Sunday Times 1,700 38% 33% N/A 29% 5%
28–30 Jun Survation 1,017 44% 38% N/A 19% 6%
27–29 Jun Opinium/Observer 2,010 35% 34% 23% 8% 1%
21–22 Jun YouGov/The Times 1,670 34% 35% N/A 30% 1%
9–10 Jun YouGov/The Sunday Times 1,720 39% 39% N/A 22% Tie

Hypothetical pollingEdit

Most trusted to negotiate BrexitEdit

Some opinion pollsters ask voters which party leader they trust most to negotiate the best Brexit deal for Britain. The questions vary:

  • Survation: "Which of the following party leaders do you trust the most to negotiate the best deal for Britain leaving the EU?"
  • YouGov: "Who would you trust most to negotiate Britain's exit from the European Union?"
  • ICM: "For each of the following challenges facing Britain, who would you trust most to do the best job: Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? (Negotiating a good Brexit deal for the UK)"

May vs CorbynEdit

2018Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn Both equally Neither Don't know Lead
20–22 Jul ICM Research 2,010 26% 18% N/A 44% 15% 8%
19–20 June YouGov 1,663 32% 14% 3% 38% 12% 18%
15–16 May Opinium 2,009 33% 20% N/A TBC TBC 13%
12–14 Jan ICM Research 2,027 35% 19% N/A 31% 15% 16%

2017Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn Both equally Neither Don't know Lead
23–24 Oct YouGov 1,637 32% 17% 3% 33% 15% 15%
22–24 Sep ICM Research/The Guardian 1,968 32% 18% N/A 34% 15% 12%
22–24 Sep YouGov/The Times 1,716 31% 18% 3% 35% 14% 13%
12–13 Sep YouGov TBC 33% 20% 3% 32% 12% 13%
14–15 Jul Survation/Mail on Sunday 1,024 42% 33% N/A N/A 25% 9%
28–30 Jun Survation 1,025 51% 35% N/A N/A 15% 16%
17 Jun Survation/Good Morning Britain 1,005 52% 39% N/A N/A 10% 13%

May vs Corbyn vs CableEdit

2017Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn Vince Cable Don't know Lead
23 Sep Survation/Mail on Sunday 1,024 39% 27% 9% 26% 12%

Hypothetical pollingEdit

Most trusted to manage the economyEdit

Some opinion pollsters ask voters which party leader and Chancellor/Shadow Chancellor they trust most to manage the economy. The questions vary:

  • ICM (14th January 2018): "For each of the following challenges facing Britain, who would you trust most to do the best job - Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? (Managing the economy properly)"
  • ICM (24th October 2017 and 26th November 2017): " Irrespective of which party you support, which of the teams below do you think is better able to manage the economy properly?"
  • Opinium: " Which, if any, of the following would you say you trust more to handle the economy?"
  • YouGov: "Which government do you think would be better for managing the economy?"
  • Deltapoll: "Putting aside any support for a political party you may have, which of the following do you think would be best for the British economy?"

2018Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size May & Hammond Corbyn & McDonnell Neither Don't know Lead
14–16 Aug Deltapoll/The Sun on Sunday 1,904 37% 32% N/A 31% 5%
20–22 Jul ICM Research 2,010 35% 22% 30% 13% 13%
12–14 Jul Deltapoll 1,484 39% 36% N/A 26% 3%
12–14 Jan ICM Research 2,027 36% 24% 27% 14% 12%

2017Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size May & Hammond Corbyn & McDonnell Neither Don't know Lead
12–14 Dec Opinium 2,005 37% 28% 24% 12% 9%
24–26 Nov ICM Research 2,029 36% 28% 26% 10% 8%
22–23 Nov YouGov / The Times 1,644 37% 21% 22% 20% 16%
14–16 Nov Opinium 2,032 36% 28% 24% 12% 8%
23–24 Oct ICM/The Guardian 2,022 39% 26% 23% 11% 13%

Best Chancellor of the ExchequerEdit

Some opinion pollsters ask voters which politician would make the best Chancellor of the Exchequer. The questions vary:

  • YouGov: "Which of these would make the better Chancellor of the Exchequer?"
  • Ipsos MORI: "Who do you think would make the most capable Chancellor, the Conservative’s Phillip Hammond, or Labour’s John McDonnell?"

2017Edit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Philip Hammond John McDonnell Neither Don't know Lead
24–28 Nov Ipsos MORI 1,003 41% 32% 8% 19% 9%
22–23 Nov YouGov / The Times 1,644 23% 13% N/A 64% 10%
19–20 Nov YouGov 1,677 20% 12% N/A 68% 8%

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae Questions asked in polls: "Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Jeremy Corbyn is doing his job as leader of the Labour Party? / Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Theresa May is doing her job as Prime Minister?"
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw Questions asked in polls: "To what extent do you approve or disapprove of…" (1) "The way Theresa May is handling her job as Prime Minister"; (2) "The way Jeremy Corbyn is handling his job as Leader of the Labour Party"; (3) "The way Vince Cable is handling his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats"; (4) "The way Henry Bolton is handling his job as Leader of the UK Independence Party"
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac Questions asked in polls: "Do you have a favourable or unfavourable opinion of Theresa May?" and "Do you have a favourable or unfavourable opinion of Jeremy Corbyn?"
  4. ^ a b c d e f Question asked in polls: "For each of the following party leaders, do you think they are doing very well in their job, quite well, quite badly or very badly?"
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Questions asked in polls: "Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Jeremy Corbyn is doing his job as leader of the Opposition? / Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Theresa May is doing her job as Prime Minister?"
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Question asked in polls: "Do you think that Theresa May is doing well or badly as Prime Minister? / Do you think that Jeremy Corbyn is doing well or badly as Leader of the Labour Party? / Do you think Nicola Sturgeon is doing well or badly as First Minister? / Do you think that Ruth Davidson is doing well or badly as leader of the Scottish Conservative party?"
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Questions asked in polls: "From what you have seen or heard, do you think... has done a good job or a bad job?" (1) "The Prime Minister Theresa May"; (2) "The leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn"
  8. ^ a b Questions asked in polls: "How good or bad a job do you think Theresa May, Conservative Party leader is doing?" and "How good or bad a job do you think Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader is doing?"
  9. ^ a b Question asked in polls: "To what extent do you approve or disapprove of the way Tim Farron is handling his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats?"
  10. ^ a b Question asked in polls: "To what extent do you approve or disapprove of the way Paul Nuttall handled his job as Leader of the UK Independence Party?"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-06-12.