Leadership approval opinion polling for the next United Kingdom general election

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At various dates in the run up to the next United Kingdom general election, various organisations have carried out opinion polling to gauge the opinions that voters hold towards political leaders. Results of these polls are displayed in this article. 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 12 December 2019, to the present day.

Leadership approval ratings[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Boris Johnson, leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister of the United Kingdom.

2020[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
2 Dec Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 39% 40% 20% 2% –1%
26–28 Nov Deltapoll 1,525 Well/Badly 43% 51% N/A 6% –8%
19–20 Nov Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 35% 47% N/A 18% –12%
19 Nov Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 36% 44% 19% 2% –8%
13–15 Nov Savanta ComRes 2,075 Favourable/Unfavourable 36% 41% 19% 4% –5%
11 Nov Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 37% 44% 18% 1% –7%
5–6 Nov Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove 34% 48% N/A 19% –14%
29–30 Oct YouGov 1,852 Favourable/Unfavourable 35% 57% N/A 8% –22%
28 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 35% 42% 20% 2% –7%
22–28 Oct Ipsos MORI 1,007 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 33% 59% N/A 8% –27%
26 Oct YouGov 1,681 Well/Badly 34% 59% N/A 7% –25%
22–24 Oct Deltapoll 1,589 Well/Badly 44% 51% N/A 4% –7%
22–23 Oct Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 33% 47% N/A 20% –14%
21–22 Oct YouGov 1,852 Favourable/Unfavourable 36% 55% N/A 9% –19%
21 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 35% 45% 19% 2% –10%
16–18 Oct Savanta ComRes 2,274 Favourable/Unfavourable 34% 43% 19% 3% –9%
8–9 Oct Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 34% 46% N/A 20% –12%
6–7 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 37% 44% 18% 1% –7%
2-5 Oct Ipsos MORI 1,109 Favourable/Unfavouable 27% 48% 21% 4% –21%
30 Sep – 1 Oct Redfield and Wilton 4,000 Approve/Disapprove 35% 46% 18% 2% –11%
29–30 Sep YouGov 1,700 Favourable/Unfavourable 34% 55% N/A 10% –21%
28 Sep YouGov 1,633 Well/Badly 35% 57% N/A 8% –22%
24–25 Sep Deltapoll 1,583 Well/Badly 44% 54% N/A 2% –10%
23–25 Sep Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 35% 47% N/A 18% –12%
22–23 Sep Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 37% 44% 18% 1% –7%
11–18 Sep Ipsos MORI 1,013 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 40% 54% N/A 6% –14%
15–16 Sep Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 39% 42% 17% 2% –3%
15–16 Sep Survation 1,003 Favourable/Unfavourable 35% 49% 14% 1% –13%
9–11 Sep Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 38% 44% N/A 18% –6%
2–4 Sep Survation 1,047 Favourable/Unfavourable 38% 46% 15% 1% –8%
1–2 Sep Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 42% 39% 18% 2% +3%
31 Aug YouGov 1,657 Well/Badly 39% 54% N/A 7% –15%
26–28 Aug Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 36% 44% N/A 20% –8%
24 Aug Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 39% 38% 21% 2% +1%
21–24 Aug Ipsos MORI 1,019 Favourable/Unfavourable 29% 46% 21% 4% –17%
21 Aug Survation 1,005 Favourable/Unfavourable 40% 44% 15% 1% –4%
19 Aug Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 41% 39% 18% 2% +2%
14–16 Aug Savanta ComRes 2,038 Favourable/Unfavourable 38% 39% 20% 2% –1%
12 Aug Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 45% 36% 19% 1% +9%
30 Jul – 4 Aug Ipsos MORI 1,019 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 47% 48% N/A 5% –1%
3 Aug YouGov 3,326 Well/Badly 45% 50% N/A 6% –5%
31 Jul – 3 Aug Survation 1,019 Favourable/Unfavourable 43% 43% 14% 1% 0%
29 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 45% 34% 20% 1% +11%
23–24 Jul Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 36% 45% N/A 19% –9%
17–19 Jul Savanta ComRes 2,085 Favourable/Unfavourable 38% 40% 18% 3% –2%
15 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 46% 36% 17% 2% +10%
10–13 Jul Ipsos MORI 1,118 Favourable/Unfavourable 41% 42% 15% 2% -1%
8 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 43% 38% 17% 2% +5%
6 Jul YouGov 1,638 Well/Badly 44% 50% N/A 6% –6%
4–6 Jul YouGov 1,638 Well/Badly 44% 50% N/A 6% –6%
3–6 Jul Survation 1,012 Favourable/Unfavourable 43% 47% 10% 0% –4%
1–3 Jul Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 37% 44% N/A 19% –7%
1 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 44% 37% 18% 2% +7%
25–26 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 37% 43% N/A 20% –6%
25 Jun Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 46% 35% 18% 1% +11%
24–25 Jun Survation 2,003 Favourable/Unfavourable 44% 39% 15% 1% +6%
18–19 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 39% 44% N/A 16% –5%
18 Jun Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 43% 37% 20% 1% +5%
12–14 Jun Savanta ComRes TBA Favourable/Unfavourable 40% 38% N/A 22% +2%
11–12 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 37% 43% N/A 19% –6%
11 Jun Redfield and Wilton 1,500 Approve/Disapprove 42% 38% 19% 2% +4%
9–10 Jun Survation 1,062 Favourable/Unfavourable 43% 40% 15% 1% +3%
5–10 Jun Ipsos MORI 1,059 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 48% 49% N/A 3% –1%
6–8 Jun YouGov 1,666 Well/Badly 43% 50% N/A 7% –7%
4–5 Jun Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 37% 44% N/A 19% –7%
3 Jun Survation 1,018 Favourable/Unfavourable 44% 42% 13% 1% +2%
29 May – 3 Jun Ipsos MORI 1,291 Favourable/Unfavourable 39% 43% 15% 3% –4%
28–29 May Opinium 2,012 Approve/Disapprove 37% 42% N/A 21% –5%
27–28 May Deltapoll 1,557 Well/Badly 54% 44% N/A 3% +10%
27 May Redfield and Wilton 1,500 Favourable/Unfavourable 41% 40% 18% 1% +1%
22–26 May Survation 1,040 Favourable/Unfavourable 51% 34% 14% <1% +18%
21–22 May Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove 45% 39% N/A 16% +6%
15–18 May Ipsos MORI 1,126 Favourable/Unfavourable 45% 38% 15% 2% +7%
15–17 May Savanta Comres 2,079 Favourable/Unfavourable 46% 31% 19% 3% +15%
13–14 May Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 46% 36% N/A 18% +10%
13–14 May YouGov 1,686 Favourable/Unfavourable 50% 43% N/A 8% +7%
9–10 May YouGov 1,674 Well/Badly 57% 35% N/A 7% +22%
5–7 May Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 51% 31% N/A 17% +20%
5–6 May YouGov 1,667 Favourable/Unfavourable 54% 38% N/A 8% +16%
27 Apr – 1 May Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 51% 31% N/A 18% +20%
27–28 Apr Survation 1,023 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 61% 22% 16% 1% +39%
26 Apr Redfield and Wilton 1,500 Approve/Disapprove 56% 24% 18% 3% +32%
23–24 Apr Deltapoll 1,518 Well/Badly 67% 29% N/A 4% +38%
21–23 Apr Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 49% 31% N/A 20% +18%
15–17 Apr Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 55% 27% N/A 18% +28%
14 Apr Redfield and Wilton 1,500 Approve/Disapprove 62% 18% 18% 2% +44%
11–13 Apr YouGov 1,623 Well/Badly 66% 26% N/A 7% +40%
1–3 Apr Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 51% 22% N/A 23% +29%
1–2 Apr Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 61% 22% 16% 1% +39%
26–27 Mar Deltapoll 1,545 Well/Badly 70% 25% N/A 5% +45%
26–27 Mar Opinium 2,006 Approve/Disapprove 55% 26% N/A 19% +29%
17–18 Mar YouGov 1,615 Favourable/Unfavourable 43% 46% N/A 12% –3%
14–16 Mar YouGov 1,637 Well/Badly 46% 42% N/A 12% +4%
13–16 Mar Ipsos MORI 1,003 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 52% 38% N/A 10% +14%
13–16 Mar Deltapoll 1,545 Well/Badly 52% 38% N/A 9% +14%
12–13 Mar YouGov 1,678 Favourable/Unfavourable 44% 46% N/A 9% –2%
12–13 Mar Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 42% 36% N/A 22% +6%
4–5 Mar YouGov 1,682 Favourable/Unfavourable 42% 49% N/A 9% –7%
15–17 Feb YouGov 1,646 Well/Badly 48% 38% N/A 14% +10%
12–14 Feb Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 44% 36% N/A 20% +8%
18–20 Jan YouGov 1,708 Well/Badly 42% 43% N/A 15% –1%
15–17 Jan Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 43% 36% N/A 21% +7%

2019[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
21–23 Dec YouGov 1,692 Well/Badly 46% 41% N/A 12% +5%
13–14 Dec YouGov 1,628 Approve/Disapprove 41% 52% N/A 7% –11%

Keir Starmer[edit]

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since April 2020.

2020[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
2 Dec Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 34% 25% 33% 8% +9%
26–28 Nov Deltapoll 1,525 Well/Badly 44% 37% N/A 20% +7%
19–20 Nov Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 36% 25% N/A 39% +11%
19 Nov Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 36% 23% 36% 6% +13%
13–15 Nov Savanta ComRes 2,075 Favourable/Unfavourable 30% 31% 31% 8% –1%
11 Nov Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 38% 24% 33% 5% +14%
5–6 Nov Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove 41% 24% N/A 35% +17%
29–30 Oct YouGov 1,852 Favourable/Unfavourable 38% 40% N/A 21% –2%
22–28 Oct Ipsos MORI 1,007 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 45% 30% N/A 25% +15%
28 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 35% 26% 34% 5% +9%
26 Oct YouGov 1,681 Well/Badly 44% 31% N/A 24% +13%
22–24 Oct Deltapoll 1,589 Well/Badly 48% 35% N/A 17% +13%
22–23 Oct Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 39% 25% N/A 36% +14%
21–22 Oct YouGov 1,638 Favourable/Unfavourable 41% 36% N/A 23% +5%
21 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 35% 26% 33% 6% +9%
16–18 Oct Savanta ComRes 2,274 Favourable/Unfavourable 31% 32% 29% 7% –1%
8–9 Oct Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 40% 24% N/A 37% +16%
6–7 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 36% 23% 34% 7% +13%
2–5 Oct Ipsos MORI 1,109 Favourable/Unfavourable 29% 30% 32% 9% –1%
30 Sep – 1 Oct Redfield and Wilton 4,000 Approve/Disapprove 38% 22% 33% 7% +16%
29–30 Sep Yougov 1,700 Favourable/Unfavourable 43% 31% N/A 26% +12%
28 Sep YouGov 1,633 Well/Badly 46% 26% N/A 28% +20%
24–25 Sep Deltapoll 1,583 Well/Badly 49% 30% N/A 21% +19%
23–25 Sep Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 40% 21% N/A 38% +19%
22–23 Sep Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 38% 23% 33% 7% +15%
11–18 Sep Ipsos MORI 1,013 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 43% 27% N/A 31% +16%
15–16 Sep Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 38% 23% 32% 7% +15%
15–16 Sep Survation 1,003 Favourable/Unfavourable 36% 26% 30% 5% +10%
9–11 Sep Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 42% 21% N/A 37% +21%
2–4 Sep Survation 1,047 Favourable/Unfavourable 34% 28% 30% 6% +6%
1–2 Sep Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 36% 21% 35% 7% +15%
31 Aug YouGov 1,657 Well/Badly 43% 25% N/A 32% +18%
26–28 Aug Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 38% 24% N/A 38% +14%
24 Aug Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 39% 21% 32% 8% +18%
21–24 Aug Ipsos MORI 1,019 Favourable/Unfavourable 30% 28% 33% 8% +2%
21 Aug Survation 1,005 Favourable/Unfavourable 34% 25% 35% 6% +9%
19 Aug Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 40% 21% 31% 8% +19%
14–16 Aug Savanta ComRes 2,038 Favourable/Unfavourable 32% 30% 31% 7% +2%
12 Aug Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 38% 22% 34% 6% +16%
30 Jul – 4 Aug Ipsos MORI 1,019 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 48% 26% N/A 26% +22%
3 Aug YouGov 3,326 Well/Badly 48% 21% N/A 31% +27%
31 Jul – 3 Aug Survation 1,019 Favourable/Unfavourable 37% 28% 27% 7% +9%
29 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 38% 27% 31% 5% +11%
23–24 Jul Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 44% 22% N/A 34% +22%
17–19 Jul Savanta ComRes 2,085 Favourable/Unfavourable 33% 28% 31% 8% +5%
15 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 39% 21% 34% 5% +18%
10–13 Jul Ipsos MORI 1,118 Favourable/Unfavourable 33% 29% 31% 6% +4%
8 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 41% 19% 32% 7% +22%
4–6 Jul YouGov 1,638 Well/Badly 47% 23% N/A 30% +24%
3–6 Jul Survation 1,012 Favourable/Unfavourable 35% 31% 26% 8% +4%
1–3 Jul Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 43% 22% N/A 35% +21%
1 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 39% 21% 33% 6% +18%
25–26 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 46% 19% N/A 35% +27%
25 Jun Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 41% 18% 35% 6% +23%
24–25 Jun Survation 2,003 Favourable/Unfavourable 35% 25% 30% 10% +10%
18–19 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 44% 22% N/A 34% +22%
18 Jun Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 37% 19% 37% 7% +18%
12–14 Jun Savanta ComRes TBA Favourable/Unfavourable 30% 29% N/A 31% +1%
11–12 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 45% 21% N/A 34% +24%
11 Jun Redfield and Wilton 1,500 Approve/Disapprove 41% 19% 33% 8% +22%
9–10 Jun Survation 1,062 Favourable/Unfavourable 37% 23% 31% 5% +14%
5–10 Jun Ipsos MORI 1,059 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 51% 20% N/A 29% +31%
6–8 Jun YouGov 1,666 Well/Badly 48% 21% N/A 32% +27%
4–5 Jun Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 45% 17% N/A 37% +28%
3 Jun Survation 1,018 Favourable/Unfavourable 39% 22% 30% 6% +17%
29 May – 3 Jun Ipsos MORI 1,291 Favourable/Unfavourable 36% 26% 31% 7% +10%
28–29 May Opinium 2,012 Approve/Disapprove 44% 19% N/A 37% +25%
27–28 May Deltapoll 1,557 Well/Badly 47% 27% N/A 27% +20%
27 May Redfield and Wilton 1,500 Approve/Disapprove 38% 19% 35% 7% +19%
22–26 May Survation 1,040 Favourable/Unfavourable 37% 21% N/A 42% +16%
21–22 May Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove 47% 17% N/A 35% +30%
15–18 May Ipsos MORI 1,126 Favourable/Unfavourable 34% 26% 33% 7% +8%
15–17 May Savanta Comres 2,079 Favourable/Unfavourable 29% 28% 33% 9% +1%
13–14 May Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 42% 18% N/A 41% +24%
13–14 May YouGov 1,686 Favourable/Unfavourable 39% 30% N/A 9% +9%
9–10 May YouGov 1,674 Well/Badly 40% 17% N/A 44% +23%
5–7 May Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 35% 17% N/A 48% +18%
5–6 May YouGov 1,667 Favourable/Unfavourable 35% 30% N/A 35% +5%
27 Apr – 1 May Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 36% 18% N/A 46% +18%
27–28 Apr Survation 1,023 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 29% 16% 43% 12% +13%
23–24 Apr Deltapoll 1,518 Well/Badly 38% 26% N/A 35% +12%
21–23 Apr Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 32% 19% N/A 49% +13%
15–17 Apr Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 33% 17% N/A 50% +16%
7–9 Apr Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 34% 8% N/A 58% +26%
7–9 Apr BMG Research 1,541 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 31% 10% N/A 59% +21%

Ed Davey[edit]

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Ed Davey, the leader of the Liberal Democrats since 27 August 2020 and acting leader from 13 December 2019 to 27 August 2020.

2020[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
2 Dec Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 17% 20% 39% 24% −3%
19–20 Nov Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 15% 22% N/A 63% −7%
13–15 Nov Savanta ComRes 2,075 Favourable/Unfavourable 14% 22% 38% 25% −9%
11 Nov Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 13% 22% 44% 21% −9%
5–6 Nov Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove 17% 23% N/A 61% −6%
28 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 14% 22% 44% 20% −8%
22–23 Oct Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 16% 22% N/A 62% −6%
21 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 12% 21% 46% 22% −9%
8–9 Oct Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 13% 21% N/A 66% −8%
23–25 Sep Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 14% 23% N/A 63% −9%
22–23 Sep Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 13% 22% 43% 21% −9%
9–11 Sep Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 17% 22% N/A 61% −5%
26–28 Aug Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 15% 24% N/A 61% −9%
23–24 Jul Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 15% 23% N/A 62% −8%
8 Jul[1] Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 19% 22% 40% 20% −3%
1–3 Jul Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 14% 20% N/A 65% -6%
1 Jul[1] Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 16% 19% 45% 20% −3%
25–26 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 14% 20% N/A 64% –6%
25 Jun[1] Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 20% 20% 41% 19% 0%
18–19 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 16% 20% N/A 64% −4%
11–12 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 15% 23% N/A 62% −8%
4–5 Jun Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 15% 18% N/A 67% −3%
28–29 May Opinium 2,012 Approve/Disapprove 15% 23% N/A 63% −8%
21–22 May Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 14% 23% N/A 63% −9%
13–14 May Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 15% 19% N/A 66% −4%
5–7 May Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 13% 20% N/A 67% −7%
27 Apr – 1 May Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 13% 21% N/A 66% −8%
21–23 Apr Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 14% 21% N/A 65% −7%
15–17 Apr Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 15% 21% N/A 64% −6%
7–9 Apr Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 13% 20% N/A 67% −7%
1–3 Apr Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 12% 21% N/A 67% −9%
26–27 Mar Opinium 2,006 Approve/Disapprove 12% 21% N/A 67% −9%
12–13 Mar Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 12% 24% N/A 64% −12%
12–14 Feb Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 14% 24% N/A 62% −10%
15–17 Jan Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 14% 23% N/A 63% −9%

Nigel Farage[edit]

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, since 22 March 2019.

2020[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
19–20 Nov Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 19% 46% N/A 35% –27%
5–6 Nov Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove 18% 48% N/A 34% –30%
22–23 Oct Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 19% 42% N/A 39% –23%
8–9 Oct Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 18% 43% N/A 38% –25%
23–25 Sep Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 22% 44% N/A 34% –22%
9–11 Sep Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 23% 43% N/A 34% –20%
26–28 Aug Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 22% 43% N/A 35% –21%
28–29 May Opinium 2,012 Approve/Disapprove 22% 42% N/A 36% –20%
21–22 May Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove 21% 43% N/A 36% –22%
13–14 May Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 20% 40% N/A 40% –20%
5–7 May Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 20% 42% N/A 37% –22%
27 Apr – 1 May Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 19% 42% N/A 40% –23%
21–23 Apr Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 18% 41% N/A 41% –23%
15–17 Apr Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 20% 40% N/A 40% –20%
7–9 Apr Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 18% 39% N/A 42% –21%
1–3 Apr Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 23% 39% N/A 38% –16%
26–27 Mar Opinium 2,006 Approve/Disapprove 19% 43% N/A 38% –23%
12–13 Mar Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 21% 42% N/A 37% –21%
12–14 Feb Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 27% 41% N/A 32% –14%
15–17 Jan Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 22% 42% N/A 36% –20%

2019[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
13–14 Dec YouGov 1,628 Approve/Disapprove 27% 63% N/A 10% –36%

Siân Berry & Jonathan Bartley[edit]

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Siân Berry & Jonathan Bartley, co-leaders of the Green Party since 4 September 2018.

2020[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
2 Dec

Redfield and Wilton

2,000 Approve/Disapprove 17% 16% 38% 29% +1%
11 Nov Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 17% 17% 40% 26% 0%
28 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 17% 19% 41% 24% –2%
21 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 15% 18% 41% 27% –3%
23 Sep Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 16% 19% 38% 27% –3%
22 Jul

Redfield and Wilton

2,000 Approve/Disapprove 20% 18% 39% 23% +2%
1 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 19% 14% 41% 26% +5%
25 Jun Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 21% 15% 41% 25% +6%

Nicola Sturgeon[edit]

The following polls asked about British voters' opinions on Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party and first minister of Scotland. These polls asked the opinions of British voters, not specifically Scottish ones.

2020[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
2 Dec Redfeild and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 42% 23% 27% 6% +19%
19–20 Nov Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 41% 28% N/A 31% +13%
11 Nov Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 42% 26% 27% 5% +16%
5–6 Nov Opinium 2,003 Approve/Disapprove 42% 26% N/A 32% +16%
28 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 42% 26% 29% 5% +16%
22–23 Oct Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 43% 26% N/A 31% +17%
21 Oct Redfield and Wilton 3,000 Approve/Disapprove 42% 27% 27% 4% +15%
8–9 Oct Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 44% 25% N/A 31% +19%
23–25 Sep Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 44% 26% N/A 30% +18%
22–23 Sep Redfield and Wilton 2,500 Approve/Disapprove 41% 26% 28% 5% +15%
9–11 Sep Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 43% 28% N/A 29% +15%
26–28 Aug Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 43% 28% N/A 29% +15%
23–24 Jul Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 42% 28% N/A 31% +14%
8 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 44% 28% 22% 6% +16%
1–3 Jul Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 42% 28% N/A 31% +14%
1 Jul Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 45% 24% 26% 6% +21%
25–26 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 43% 26% N/A 31% +17%
25 Jun Redfield and Wilton 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 41% 26% 27% 7% +15%
18–19 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 42% 27% N/A 31% +15%
11–12 Jun Opinium 2,001 Approve/Disapprove 42% 28% N/A 30% +14%
4–5 Jun Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 43% 24% N/A 32% +19%
28–29 May Opinium 2,012 Approve/Disapprove 41% 28% N/A 31% +13%
21–22 May Opinium 2,008 Approve/Disapprove 44% 29% N/A 27% +15%
13–14 May Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 43% 28% N/A 29% +15%
5–7 May Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 37% 29% N/A 37% +8%
27 Apr – 1 May Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 37% 28% N/A 35% +9%
21–23 Apr Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 34% 31% N/A 35% +3%
15–17 Apr Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 34% 30% N/A 36% +4%
7–9 Apr Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 33% 30% N/A 37% +3%
1–3 Apr Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 32% 32% N/A 36% 0%
26–27 Mar Opinium 2,006 Approve/Disapprove 33% 30% N/A 27% +3%
12–13 Mar Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 28% 39% N/A 33% –11%
12–14 Feb Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 28% 40% N/A 32% –12%
15–17 Jan Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 28% 40% N/A 32% –12%

2019[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
13–14 Dec YouGov 1,628 Approve/Disapprove 29% 54% N/A 17% –25%

Approval ratings for former party leaders[edit]

Jeremy Corbyn[edit]

The following polls asked about voters' opinions on Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of the Labour Party.

2020[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
1–3 Apr Opinium 2,000 Approve/Disapprove 18% 54% N/A 28% –36%
26–27 Mar Opinium 2,006 Approve/Disapprove 19% 54% N/A 27% –35%
13–16 Mar Ipsos MORI 1,003 Satisfied/Dissatisfied 19% 68% N/A 13% –49%
12–13 Mar Opinium 2,005 Approve/Disapprove 19% 57% N/A 24% –38%
12–14 Feb Opinium 2,007 Approve/Disapprove 21% 59% N/A 20% –38%
15–17 Jan Opinium 2,002 Approve/Disapprove 19% 59% N/A 22% –40%

2019[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample size Question
wording
Approve Disapprove Neither Don't know Net approval
13–14 Dec YouGov 1,628 Approve/Disapprove 21% 71% N/A 8% –50%

Preferred Prime Minister polling[edit]

Graph of opinion polls conducted. Trend lines represent local regressions.

Some opinion pollsters ask voters which party leader they would prefer as prime minister: Boris Johnson (Conservative Party) or Keir Starmer (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 Boris Johnson, or Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer?"
  • 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?"
  • Savanta ComRes: "Which of the following politicians do you think would make the best Prime Minister?"
  • Redfield and Wilton: "At this moment, which of the following individuals do you think would be the better Prime Minister for the United Kingdom?"

Johnson vs Starmer[edit]

2020[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Area Sample size Boris Johnson Keir Starmer None of these Unsure Refused Lead
2 Dec Redfield and Wilton GB 2,000 43% 32% N/A 26% N/A 11%
26–27 Nov YouGov GB 1,696 29% 34% N/A 35% 3% 5%
19–20 Nov Opinium GB 2,001 31% 30% 23% 15% N/A 1%
19 Nov Redfield and Wilton GB 2,500 39% 34% N/A 26% N/A 5%
17–18 Nov YouGov GB 1,700 29% 34% N/A 34% 3% 5%
13–15 Nov SavantaComRes UK 2,075 41% 31% N/A 28% N/A 10%
11–12 Nov YouGov GB 1,632 28% 34% N/A 36% 2% 6%
11 Nov Redfield and Wilton GB 2,500 40% 36% N/A 24% N/A 4%
5–6 Nov Opinium GB 2,003 31% 33% 23% 13% N/A 2%
5–6 Nov Survation UK 1,034 40% 33% N/A 27% N/A 7%
4–5 Nov YouGov GB 1,665 26% 36% N/A 36% 2% 10%
28 Oct Redfield and Wilton GB 3,000 39% 34% N/A 27% N/A 5%
22–23 Oct Opinium GB 2,002 30% 31% 22% 16% N/A 1%
21–22 Oct YouGov GB 1,665 29% 35% N/A 33% 3% 6%
21 Oct Redfield and Wilton GB 3,000 39% 34% N/A 26% N/A 5%
16–18 Oct Savanta ComRes UK 2,274 40% 31% N/A 29% N/A 9%
14–15 Oct YouGov GB 1,675 29% 35% N/A 33% 3% 6%
8–9 Oct Opinium GB 2,001 32% 33% 21% 14% N/A 1%
6–7 Oct Redfield and Wilton GB 3,000 42% 35% N/A 23% N/A 7%
6-7 Oct YouGov GB 1,673 29% 33% N/A 35% 3% 4%
5–6 Oct Survation UK 1,022 37% 38% N/A 25% N/A 1%
30 Sep – 1 Oct Redfield and Wilton GB 4,000 41% 36% N/A 23% N/A 5%
29–30 Sep YouGov GB 1,700 27% 36% N/A 35% 3% 9%
23–25 Sep Opinium GB 2,002 32% 36% 17% 15% N/A 4%
23–24 Sep YouGov GB 1,623 30% 37% N/A 30% 3% 7%
22–23 Sep Redfield and Wilton GB 2,499 42% 36% N/A 22% N/A 6%
18–20 Sep Savanta ComRes UK 2,109 41% 35% N/A 24% N/A 6%
16–17 Sep YouGov GB 1,618 30% 35% N/A 31% 4% 5%
15–16 Sep Survation UK 996 39% 39% N/A 23% N/A Tie
15–16 Sep Redfield and Wilton GB 2,500 43% 35% N/A 22% N/A 8%
9–11 Sep Opinium GB 2,001 33% 32% 21% 14% N/A 1%
3–4 Sep YouGov GB 1,633 31% 34% N/A 31% 4% 3%
2–4 Sep Survation UK 1,020 41% 36% N/A 23% N/A 5%
26–28 Aug Opinium GB 2,002 34% 32% 18% 16% N/A 2%
24 Aug Redfield and Wilton GB 2,000 42% 33% N/A 25% N/A 9%
18–19 Aug YouGov GB 1,669 30% 33% N/A 34% 4% 3%
19 Aug Redfield and Wilton GB 2,000 41% 35% N/A 24% N/A 6%
18–19 Aug YouGov GB 1,652 31% 35% N/A 31% 3% 4%
14–16 Aug Savanta ComRes UK 2,086 43% 30% N/A 27% N/A 13%
13–14 Aug Opinium GB 2,005 34% 33% 19% 14% N/A 1%
12 Aug Redfield and Wilton GB 2,000 47% 33% N/A 20% N/A 14%
11–12 Aug YouGov GB 1,634 32% 32% N/A 32% 4% Tie
4–5 Aug YouGov GB 1,606 32% 34% N/A 31% 3% 2%
31 Jul – 3 Aug Survation UK 1,019 42% 35% N/A 23% N/A 7%
30-31 Jul Opinium GB 2,002 35% 34% 17% 14% N/A 1%
29 Jul Redfield and Wilton GB 2,000 48% 32% N/A 20% N/A 16%
23–24 Jul Opinium GB 2,002 35% 33% 16% 16% N/A 2%
22 Jul Redfield and Wilton GB 2,000 45% 33% N/A 22% N/A 12%
17–19 Jul Savanta ComRes UK 2,085 40% 31% N/A 29% N/A 9%
15–17 Jul Opinium GB 2,003 36% 34% 17% 14% N/A 2%
15 Jul Redfield and Wilton GB 2,000 48% 33% N/A 19% N/A 15%
10–12 Jul Survation UK 1,957 43% 33% N/A 22% N/A 10%
9–10 Jul Opinium GB 2,002 36% 33% 15% 16% N/A 3%
8 Jul Redfield and Wilton GB 2,000 46% 35% N/A 18% N/A 11%
3–6 Jul Survation UK 1,012 41% 37% N/A 22% N/A 4%
1–3 Jul Opinium GB 2,002 34% 33% 18% 15% N/A 1%
1 Jul Redfield and Wilton GB 2,000 49% 33% N/A 18% N/A 16%
25–26 June Opinium GB 2,001 35% 37% 14% 14% N/A 2%
25 Jun Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 50% 31% N/A 19% N/A 19%
24–25 June Survation UK 2,003 46% 30% N/A 24% N/A 16%
18–19 Jun Opinium GB 2,001 35% 34% 16% 15% N/A 1%
18 Jun Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 43% 31% N/A 26% N/A 12%
12–14 Jun Savanta Comres UK TBA 46% 26% N/A 28% N/A 20%
11–12 Jun Opinium UK 2,001 36% 35% 15% 13% N/A 1%
11–12 Jun YouGov GB 1,693 33% 33% N/A 31% 3% Tie
9–10 Jun Survation UK 1,062 43% 33% N/A 24% N/A 10%
5–10 Jun Ipsos MORI GB 1,059 43% 38% N/A 19% N/A 5%
4–5 Jun Opinium GB 2,002 36% 35% 16% 13% N/A 1%
3 Jun Survation UK 1,018 44% 35% N/A 21% N/A 9%
29–30 May YouGov GB 1,650 37% 32% N/A 28% 3% 5%
28–29 May Opinium GB 2,012 36% 33% 17% 14% N/A 3%
22–26 May Survation UK 1,040 48% 31% N/A 21% N/A 17%
21–22 May Opinium GB 2,008 39% 31% 14% 16% N/A 8%
18–19 May YouGov GB 1,718 39% 27% N/A 29% 5% 12%
13–14 May Opinium GB 2,005 42% 28% 15% 15% N/A 14%
5–7 May Opinium GB 2,005 44% 23% 16% 17% N/A 21%
27 Apr – 1 May Opinium GB 2,000 45% 23% 15% 16% N/A 22%
21–23 Apr Opinium GB 2,005 44% 23% 17% 16% N/A 21%
16–17 Apr YouGov GB 2,015 46% 22% N/A 28% 3% 24%
15–17 Apr Opinium GB 2,000 48% 22% 14% 16% N/A 26%

Preferred Prime Minister and Chancellor Polling[edit]

Some pollsters ask voters which potential Prime Minister/Chancellor of the Exchequer pairing they would prefer: Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak for the Conservative Party, and Keir Starmer and Anneliese Dodds for the Labour Party. Each pollster uses the following wording for this question:

  • 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??"
  • Opinium: "Which, if any, of the following would you say you trust more to handle the economy?"

Johnson and Sunak vs Starmer and Dodds[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Area Conducted Sample size Johnson & Sunak Starmer & Dodds Neither Don't know Lead
26–28 Nov Deltapoll GB 1,525 46% 31% N/A 23% 15%
22–24 Oct Deltapoll GB 1,589 46% 34% N/A 20% 12%
24–25 Sep Deltapoll GB 1,583 45% 37% N/A 18% 8%
9–10 Jul Opinium GB 2,002 42% 26% 18% 14% 16%
2–3 Jul Deltapoll GB 1,549 48% 31% N/A 21% 17%
1–3 Jul Opinium GB 2,002 39% 27% 16% 17% 12%
27–28 May Deltapoll GB 1,557 49% 32% N/A 19% 17%
23–24 Apr Deltapoll GB 1,518 57% 23% N/A 20% 34%

Hypothetical polling[edit]

Some pollsters conduct surveys to compare figures who are not both party leaders. These could include a comparison of leading politicians within the same party (to gauge support for future leadership contests), or compare the current leader of one party to an alternative leader of a second. The politicians listed below include:

Johnson vs Sunak[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Area Sample size Boris Johnson Rishi Sunak Unsure Lead
2 Dec Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 39% 31% 30% 8%
19 Nov Redfield & Wilton GB 2,500 33% 35% 32% 2%
11 Nov Redfield & Wilton GB 2,500 36% 34% 29% 2%
28 Oct Redfield & Wilton GB 3,000 33% 34% 33% 1%
21 Oct Redfield & Wilton GB 3,000 33% 36% 31% 3%
6–7 Oct Redfield & Wilton GB 3,000 35% 33% 32% 2%
30 Sep – 1 Oct Redfield & Wilton GB 4,000 34% 37% 29% 3%
22–23 Sep Redfield & Wilton GB 2,499 34% 37% 28% 3%
15–16 Sep Redfield & Wilton GB 2,500 35% 34% 31% 1%
1–2 Sep Redfield & Wilton GB 2,500 38% 33% 29% 5%
24 Aug Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 36% 32% 32% 4%
19 Aug Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 37% 33% 30% 4%
12 Aug Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 39% 36% 25% 3%
29 Jul Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 41% 33% 25% 8%
22 Jul Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 38% 35% 27% 3%
15 Jul Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 38% 38% 24% 0%
8 Jul Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 38% 38% 24% 0%
1 Jul Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 42% 33% 25% 9%
25 Jun Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 44% 31% 25% 13%
18 Jun Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 37% 30% 33% 7%

Starmer vs Sunak[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Area Sample size Keir Starmer Rishi Sunak Unsure Lead
19 Nov Redfield & Wilton GB 2,500 31% 41% 28% 10%
11 Nov Redfield & Wilton GB 2,500 34% 39% 27% 5%
28 Oct Redfield & Wilton GB 3,000 31% 39% 30% 8%
6–7 Oct Redfield & Wilton GB 3,000 32% 39% 28% 7%
30 Sep – 1 Oct Redfield & Wilton GB 4,000 33% 41% 26% 8%
22–23 Sep Redfield & Wilton GB 2,499 33% 41% 26% 8%
15–16 Sep Redfield & Wilton GB 2,500 33% 40% 27% 7%
1–2 Sep Redfield & Wilton GB 2,500 30% 43% 27% 13%
24 Aug Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 33% 36% 31% 3%
19 Aug Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 34% 37% 29% 3%
12 Aug Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 30% 46% 25% 16%
29 Jul Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 31% 42% 27% 11%
22 Jul Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 31% 42% 26% 11%
15 Jul Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 34% 44% 23% 10%
8 Jul Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 34% 42% 23% 8%
1 Jul Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 33% 40% 26% 7%
25 Jun Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 33% 42% 25% 9%
18 Jun Redfield & Wilton GB 2,000 31% 39% 31% 8%

Gove vs Sunak[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Area Sample size Michael Gove Rishi Sunak Unsure Lead
15–16 Sep Redfield & Wilton GB 2,500 11% 54% 35% 43%
1–2 Sep Redfield & Wilton GB 2,500 11% 55% 34% 44%

Starmer vs Burnham[edit]

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Area Sample size Keir Starmer Andy Burnham Unsure Lead
21 Oct Redfield & Wilton GB 3,000 38% 17% 45% 21%

Topical polling[edit]

Coronavirus handling[edit]

The following polls have asked people which leader they think would better handle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Area Sample size Boris Johnson Keir Starmer Unsure Lead
11 Jun Redfield & Wilton GB 1,500 42% 30% 28% 12%
27 May Redfield & Wilton GB 1,500 44% 27% 29% 17%
15 May Redfield & Wilton GB 1,500 49% 27% 24% 22%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Question asked for joint approval of Ed Davey & Mark Pack