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This month’s Ipsos MORI’s poll, conducted two weeks ago, has more bad data for Brown to add to that of other recent polls:

  • Brown’s first year in office has seen the fastest fall in personal ratings for a Prime Minister ever recorded. His ratings are currently as low as John Major’s were after Black Wednesday, in the years before Labour’s 1997 victory under Tony Blair.
  • Brown’s first year also sees the deepest economic gloom Ipsos MORI has recorded since 1980: seven in ten people (69%) now believe that the general economic condition of the country will get worse over the next 12 months.
  • Almost three quarters (73%) of the public are now dissatisfied with the way the Government is running the country, and just one in five (21%) are satisfied.
  • Seven in ten (70%) are dissatisfied with the way Gordon Brown is doing his job as Prime Minister. Among Labour supporters, equal numbers are satisfied and dissatisfied with Mr Brown (45%)
  • Half the population (50%) is satisfied with the way David Cameron is doing his job as leader of the Conservative Party, and three in ten (30%) dissatisfied, while one in five (21%) don’t know. 82% of Conservative supporters are satisfied with Mr Cameron, and just 9% are dissatisfied (and 35% of Labour supporters are satisfied with Mr Cameron, compared to just 9% of Conservative supporters satisfied with Mr Brown)
  • A third (33%) are satisfied with the way Nick Clegg is doing his job as leader of the Liberal Democrats, and a quarter (24%) are dissatisfied. Almost two-thirds (63%) of Liberal Democrat supporters are satisfied with Mr Clegg, and 14% are dissatisfied
  • Seven in ten people (69%) now believe that the general economic condition of the country will get worse over the next 12 months; this is the lowest score Ipsos MORI has recorded since March 1980.

6pm: Graphic added (although UK Polling Report is cautious about comparing with previous MORI polls because of  methodology changes).

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