Labour hit a record-breaking 27-point lead over the Conservatives, while Sir Keir Starmer saw his biggest-ever lead over Rishi Sunak as the nation’s preferred Prime Minister in the latest Omnisis poll.
Starmer’s Labour gained three points to reach 51% in the pollster’s latest voter intention tracker, as the Tories dropped three points and now sit on 24%.
Meanwhile, 41% of voters think Sir Keir Starmer would make the best Prime Minister compared to just 27% who prefer Rishi Sunak - a 14-point difference.
Anti-monarchy protest arrests
During the King’s coronation, more than 50 peaceful, anti-monarchy protesters were arrested. We asked people what they thought, with 51% saying the police were correct to make the arrests and 36% saying they were wrong. 14% didn’t know.
Interestingly, when subsequently asked if people agreed or disagreed that the right to protest was a fundamental human right, 72% agreed and only 15% disagreed. 12% didn’t know.
Illegal Migration Bill – is it ethical and will it work?
The Illegal Migration Bill was in the House of Lords this week so Omnisis asked a few questions to gauge the public’s view of the legislation.
First up, we asked if people agreed or disagreed that the Bill was the will of the people.
- 47% agreed
- 31% neither
- 22% disagreed
Next, we asked if people agreed or disagreed that the Bill would stop small boat crossings:
- 37% agreed
- 26% neither
- 37% disagreed
We also asked if people agreed or disagreed that the Bill was ethical…
- 46% agreed
- 29% neither
- 25% disagreed
And finally, we asked if people agreed or disagreed that the Bill made them proud to be British:
- 34% agreed
- 35% neither
- 31% disagreed
Should rail be nationalised?
As the government stepped in to take over the running of the TransPennine Express, Omnisis asked how people felt about ownership of services.
45% of people said that all rail should be nationalised, with 21% saying rail should come under part-private and part-public ownership. 11% didn’t know.
Finally, our weekly trackers showed:
ON VOTER INTENTION
Here’s the full rundown of the latest voter intention poll:
- Lab 51% (+3)
- Con 24% (-3)
- LD 10% (+3)
- SNP 3% (-1)
- Ref 6% (NC)
- Green 4% (-2)
ON PRIME MINISTER’S APPROVAL
A net approval of -13 for Rishi Sunak this week.
- Approve: 28% (-6)
- Disapprove: 42% (+3)
- Neither: 30% (+2)
ON WHO’D MAKE THE BEST PRIME MINISTER
- Sir Keir Starmer: 41% (+5)
- Rishi Sunak: 27% (-4)
- Don’t Know: 31% (-2)
ON BREXIT SENTIMENT
- Stay Out: 33% (+3)
- Re-join: 47% (-3)
Excluding don’t knows and will not votes
- Stay Out: 41% (+4)
- Re-join: 59% (-4)
This week’s poll which was conducted on 11th – 12th May 2023, questioned 1,355 people and is weighted to a national representative population.
Tables will be posted here: https://www.omnisis.co.uk/poll-results
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