Most people believe the main purpose of prison is to punish rather than rehabilitate, and overwhelmingly back tougher sentencing and an end to “early release”.
At best, people don’t think about the issue. But as soon as they do, they overwhelmingly support the ban. A vote would have been hugely damaging.
Fresh research bolsters ConservativeHome’s case for a new Chairman and urgent Party reform – and offers a glimmer of hope.
Someone has to take control of the Government grid and plot a series of activities designed to reinforce each other and to build a positive narrative.
My research shows that both Remain and Leave voters are less sure about the prospect of a good outcome than they were before the general election.
Its poll rating is 40 per cent or so, the economy is growing, and an election isn’t due until 2022. A sense of perspective is essential – for all the Government’s weaknesses.
The allegations are dreadful, and must be dealt with, but the grim truth is that few people will be surprised by them.
The Conservatives’ best chance of a majority is by winning over working class voters – who overwhelmingly and strongly oppose this daft policy.
Plus: Economics is not enough, two lots of protesters (one in first class travel), and keeping fit at Party Conference.
Most Labour voters think their party should support strike action if pay demands are not met, and most voters think private sector wages are higher.
“The low point of the Conservative campaign has followed the manifesto launch,” we wrote. “The social care policy tanked, and Tory poll ratings fell with it.”
Despite the lazy stereotypes, there’s a striking amount of common ground across partisan and referendum divides.
Most people would resent any payments after we cease being members.
YouGov characterises those people who think democracy is more important than money as “extremists”.
It is believed that the Conservatives will again have a poor campaign, and that voters will punish them further on economic grounds. I believe this is heuristics, not thorough analysis.