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Liberal Democrats Image

Including Liberal-SDP Alliance before 1988

Published:October 2006
Fieldwork:1983-2006
Sub-Theme:Party & Leader Image Trends
Keywords:Lib Dems, Liberal Democrats, Party image, SDP-Liberal Alliance
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Q Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various political parties. Read through the list slowly keeping the Liberal Democrats in mind. Every time you come to a statement that fits your ideas or impressions of the Liberal Democrats just tell me the letter next to it. You may pick as many or as few as you like. You don't have to be certain, just pick the letters next to the statements you feel fit the Liberal Democrats.

(Asked for "Liberal-SDP Alliance" before 1988, and as "SLD" in 1988 and "Democrats" in 1989)

Conservative Party | Labour Party | Liberal Democrats

 

Keeps its promises
Understands the problems facing Britain
Represents all classes
Looks after the interests of people like us
Moderate
Extreme
Concerned about the people in real need in Britain
Has a good team of leaders
Will promise anything to win votes
Out of touch with ordinary people
Has sensible policies
Too dominated by its leader*
Professional in its approach
Divided

(Roll cursor over each column heading for meaning of abbreviations)
*Asked as "Dominated by its leader" rather than "Too dominated by its leader" in 1983

 

Liberal-SDP Alliance

  Pro Bri Cla Int Mod Ext Nee Tea Any Out Sen Dom App Div NoO
  % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
21-25 April 1983 7 32 40 19 43 2 29 24 17 7 30 4* 16 19 -
1-3 June 1983 11 47 49 24 51 1 39 35 16 7 42 3* 25 14 -
12-14 May 1987 8 31 39 20 37 4 30 28 18 7 31 5 18 21 -
3-4 June 1987 9 39 45 25 46 3 38 28 23 9 38 5 24 27 -

Liberal Democrats/SLD

  Pro Bri Cla Int Mod Ext Nee Tea Any Out Sen Dom App Div NoO
  % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
April 1988 3 11 16 6 20 2 14 4 16 8 10 3 3 30 43
July 1989 2 11 14 6 28 1 11 3 13 8 12 4 3 21 49
January 1990 2 10 16 6 19 2 13 3 14 9 10 4 4 19 46
September 1990 5 17 22 11 24 2 20 8 17 9 18 6 9 18 35
January 1991 4 16 21 9 24 2 18 7 13 9 15 5 7 13 40
September 1991 5 21 27 11 27 3 24 15 15 2 23 9 13 11 32
February 1992 6 30 36 17 36 1 32 7 13 5 32 12 16 7 24
18-19 March 1992 12 37 41 20 40 3 36 19 18 9 37 16 25 10 14
25-27 March 1992 11 43 46 23 45 3 36 23 18 8 42 20 30 9 9
July 1992 5 19 26 11 25 2 21 11 14 8 22 11 11 8 32
September 1992 5 22 26 13 26 3 25 12 17 10 24 14 11 11 27
April 1993 5 24 26 13 26 1 24 12 18 9 23 14 13 8 29
July 1993 8 27 29 14 28 2 29 18 19 7 26 12 16 6 26

  Pro Bri Cla Int Mod Ext Nee Tea Any Out Sen Dom App Div NoO
  % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
March 1994 6 21 25 12 25 2 22 12 20 9 21 11 11 9 29
October 1994 4 18 23 10 25 3 20 10 20 10 18 12 10 10 31
March 1995 4 17 22 11 25 2 18 9 18 9 18 12 8 6 37
October 1995 6 21 29 10 26 2 21 11 18 8 19 11 10 6 32
March 1996 4 19 24 11 27 2 22 11 16 8 23 12 13 5 33
September 1996 5 18 23 10 26 2 21 9 16 8 21 10 11 6 34
April 1997 6 23 27 13 23 2 21 12 14 6 25 9 15 4 30
September 1997 8 30 32 14 30 2 31 18 15 8 32 13 18 7 21
September 1998 9 26 28 12 27 2 25 13 14 8 28 12 15 7 29
September 1999 7 22 22 10 21 1 20 10 13 7 24 3 13 5 38
October 2000 4 19 23 9 23 2 20 11 14 8 24 3 11 5 38
22 May 2001 6 22 21 11 25 2 19 8 16 9 27 4 14 6 30
25 September 2001 6 20 22 12 31 2 21 12 13 6 28 4 16 4 35
September 2003 7 19 29 12 30 1 22 7 16 5 29 4 14 4 35
September 2004 5 19 26 13 26 2 21 9 13 5 23 4 11 3 40
April 2005 7 22 29 16 31 2 30 7 19 8 27 6 13 5 23
September 2006 6 18 25 12 28 2 21 5 19 7 22 6 8 14 36
May 2010 5 22 22 13 23 3 22 8 21 7 20 7 12 15 24
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