- Over two thirds (70%) think there is a housing shortage
- A quarter (24%) think their job is less safe than a year ago
London, 2 February - The latest poll from TNS UK shows that over two thirds (70%) think there is a housing shortage.
More than half (59%) say the government’s management of immigration into the UK over the past 12 months has been poor (only 12% think it’s been good). UKIP is seen as the most trusted party on immigration (22%); although two-fifths are unable to choose a party (43%).
The poll also reveals that a quarter (24%) of those in employment feel their job is less safe than a year ago, with 51% saying it’s much the same and 13% feeling it is safer.
The poll of 1,193 adults in the UK also shows David Cameron is in a strong position with 29% seeing him as the strongest party leader and more than half (54% - equating to over three-quarters of those with an opinion) thinking he will still be Prime Minister at the end of this year.
David Cameron has the strong backing of his party, with 70% of Conservative voters thinking he is the strongest leader and 84% saying he will still be Prime Minister by the end of the Year.
In contrast, only 9% of respondents see Jeremy Corbyn as the strongest leader, with only 29% thinking he will still be leader of the Labour party at the end of 2016.
Only a quarter (24%), of Labour voters think Corbyn is the strongest leader and only around half (53%) of them think he will still be leader of Labour by end of 2016. Hilary Benn is the most popular choice to replace Jeremy Corbyn among those that voted for Labour in May 2015 (17%), though two-fifths (42%) ‘don’t know’.
Commenting, Luke Taylor, Head of Social and Political Attitudes at TNS, said ”Despite a negative outlook from voters on the economy and the way the government is handling immigration, David Cameron will take heart from the strength of his personal poll ratings."
Notes to editors
Detailed tables for this survey can be found here.
TNS Omnibus interviewed a representative sample of 1,193 adults in Great Britain between the 14th - 18th January 2016. All interviews were conducted as online self-completion.
The TNS Omnibus uses the Lightspeed GMI access panel as its sample source.
The data was weighted to match population totals for age, sex, working status, presence of children, 2015 General Election voting patterns and region.
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