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By Paul Goodman
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In May, 47 per cent of Conservative members said that the Coalition is good for the country…and 47 per cent said that it isn't.

There has been little alteration since then in our surveys, but this month's finds a step change among activists: 59 per cent now say that Coalition is good for the country, and 35 per cent say that it isn't.

In May, 23 per cent said that the Coalition is good for the Party and 71 per cent said that it isn't. Those figures are now 31 per cent and 61 per cent.

That almost a third of activists now say that the Coalition is good for the Party is a striking result – though, obviously, these findings chop and change, and are largely led by the fortunes of the two main parties.

As I wrote yesterday, "Cameron
is handling his Parliamentary Party better, and Ed Miliband is on the
back foot over welfare and Unite".

"Abu Qatada has gone, James Wharton's EU referendum bill is here, the
benefits cap is in place, the economy is gradually recovering." Confidence in Cameron as the person respondents would like to lead the Party into the next election has also risen – from 55 per cent to 65 per cent.

Just over 1550 people responded to the survey, of whom over 700 were
Conservative Party members. The figures above are taken from the
latter's views.

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