It is interesting to see the answers to some of the questions set by YOU GOV and is straight out of a scene from Yes Minister. Ask someone a question of, do you not like what the Tories are doing? You get a high response against them from Labour voters. Obviously because it is like asking a City fan what they think of United. But when you ask them about their own party, then it becomes more interesting. Much like that home team fan they will always find something to moan about or not agree with. But it seems that Labour has the least strength in its own vote compared to the Conservatives as they disagree with their own party more often.
So first question. Do you disapprove of the governments record? (do you hate the team across the way question)
LABOUR VOTERS 92% DISAPPROVED (SHOCK HORROR) AND THOUGHT TORIES WERE DOING A BAD JOB 77% OF TORIES THOUGHT THAT TORIES WERE DOING A GOOD JOB. NO SURPRISES YET THEN.
The next series of questions were giving the responder a list of problems with the country and which party you felt would deal with them the best.
So the figures I will put is where the supporter of that party chooses their own party so for instance 73% of Tory voters think the Tories are best for the NHS and so on.
CON 73% LAB 86% LIBDEMS 54% UKIP 34%
CON 71% LAB 44% LIBDEMS 53% UKIP 78%
LAW & ORDER
CON 83% LAB 68% LIBDEMS 55% UKIP 54%
CON 77% LAB 78% LIBDEMS 64% UKIP 31%
CON 78% LAB 70% LIBDEMS 60% UKIP 38%
CON 72% LAB 74% LIBDEMS 52% UKIP 41%
ECONOMY IN GENERAL
CON 84% LAB 70% LIBDEMS 54% UKIP 40%
CON 70% LAB 56% LIBDEMS 61% UKIP 80%
Now for the Conservatives they stay consistent with their own support never falling below 70% from their own voters. Labour however do fall as low as 44% with their own voters. Now this does give an in to other parties and with having UKIP doing so well on the matters that Labour are not thought as doing well by their own voters then that could open up problems for Labour. The one thing Labour can console themselves with is that LIBDEM voters turn to LABOUR over a lot of issues and are likely to gain more support on these issues than they will lose on others to other parties. As for the LIBDEMS they have to see why even their own voters have such a constant low opinion of them. With UKIP needing to branch out their ideas and making themselves not just a one trick pony.
What are your thoughts?