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Best Party On Key Issues: Defence/Disarmament/Nuclear weapons

Published:24 March 2010
Fieldwork:1983 - 2010
Sub-Theme:Best Party on Key Issues
Keywords:Best Party on key issues, Defence, Nuclear weapons
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Q I am going to read out a list of problems facing Britain today. I would like you to tell me whether you think the Conservative party, the Labour party or the Liberal Democrats has the best policies on each problem.
Base: c. 1,000-2,000 GB adults aged 18+

Base: All mentioning issue as important

  Con Lab Lib Dem None / Don't know Lab Lead

% % % % %
"Defence"




21-24 Jul 1995 45 19 4 32 -26
22-25 Mar 1996 44 18 10 28 -26
23-28 Jul 1996 43 18 5 34 -25
21-24 Feb 1997 45 16 6 32 -29
8 April 1997 45 15 5 34 -30
21-24 May 1998 41 24 4 29 -17
23-26 July 1999 29 32 5 30 +3
20-25 January 2000 38 22 2 34 -16
20-24 July 2000 41 26 2 30 -15
15-20 February 2001 44 25 2 27 -19
11-16 September 2003 31 19 11 38 -12
10 - 14 September 2004 37 18 8 35 -19
17-21 February 2005 34 20 9 37 -14
7-11 April 2005 36 22 5 34 -14
31 August - 6 September 2006 25 18 8 37 -7
20-26 September 2007 33 19 7 38 -14

 

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem† None / Don't know Lab Lead

% % % % %
"Defence generally"
21-25 April 1983 49 22 8 22 -27
17-18 May 1983 54 19 11 16 -35
24-25 May 1983 52 20 13 15 -32
"Defence"
May 1983 56 21 7 16 -35
"Defence generally"
1-3 June 1983 53 19 14 14 -34
"Defence"
28 June 1985 43 21 12 24 -22
3-4 November 1986 45 22 11 21 -23
12-14 May 1987 48 21 13 18 -27
20-21 May 1987 49 22 14 15 -27
27-28 May 1987 52 23 15 10 -29
3-4 June 1987 50 24 16 10 -26
September 1987 53 17 7 23 -36
15-20 March 1990 44 26 5 22 -18
October 1990 49 21 4 25 -28
19-22 April 1991 54 16 6 23 -38
19-22 July 1991 44 22 5 27 -22
18-21 October 1991 39 23 7 29 -16
21-25 February 1992 44 20 6 28 -24
11-12 March 1992 47 22 6 24 -25
16 March 1992 49 21 6 23 -28
23 March 1992 46 19 5 21 -27
30 March 1992 48 21 7 23 -27
15-20 September 1993 32 19 12 36 -13
19-23 May 1994 29 28 12 30 -1
21-24 July 1995 30 19 5 46 -11
18 October 1995 34 25 7 34 -9
22-25 March 1996 30 19 7 43 -11
23-28 July 1996 32 15 5 47 -17
21-24 February 1997 34 17 6 43 -17
8 April 1997 32 18 4 45 -14
21-24 May 1998 25 28 5 41 +3
23-26 July 1999 25 30 6 37 +5
20-25 January 2000 27 24 4 44 -3
20-24 July 2000 32 24 2 41 -8
15-20 February 2001 26 25 4 44 -1
21-26 February 2002 22 34 3 40 +12
11-16 September 2003 23 23 7 45 0
10-14 September 2004 25 20 7 46 -5
7-11 April 2005 24 24 7 43 0
31 August - 6 September 2006 23 18 9 49 -5
20-26 September 2007 20 19 8 50 -1
25-27 September 2009
24
21
10
40
-3
19-22 March 2010
29
18
7
42
-11

† Liberal/SDP Alliance before 1988

  Con Lab Lib/SDP
Alliance
None / Don't know Lab Lead
Base: All % % % % %
"Nuclear arms"
21-25 April 1983 43 24 9 25 -19
17-18 May 1983 47 22 13 18 -25
24-25 May 1983 46 22 15 17 -24
1-3 June 1983 48 21 15 15 -27
 
"Disarmament"
May 1983 40 32 8 20 -8
12-14 May 1987 38 30 14 18 -8
20-21 May 1987 38 29 17 16 -9
27-28 May 1987 44 27 16 12 -17
3-4 June 1987 43 28 19 11 -15
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