By Peter Hoskin
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I said a
week ago
, the summer recess has delivered an upturn in chatter about the
Coalition. And, here on ConservativeHome, we added to that chatter this week
with a rather striking poll finding: that
a majority of party members now say that the Coalition is good for Britain

now we have some more Coalition-related results from our latest survey to share
with you – specifically on its duration. Here’s the first, on the question of
when the Tories and Lib Dems should
split up. As you’ll see, the most popular choice was “shortly before the 2015
general election”, although the other three options each received around 20 per
cent of the vote:

Graph 1

the question of when the Tories and Lib Dems will split up. Again, “shortly before the 2015 general election”
came out on top, but by a larger margin this time. Only one per cent of party
members believe that the divorce will happen this year, well below the proportion
that wants it to:

Graph 2

to finish, a question about the possibility of another Con-Lib Coalition after
the election. Reversing
the positivity of earlier in the week, it turns out that almost 59 per cent of
party members are either “broadly” or “completely” opposed to such a union:

Graph 3

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.