Here is the response of our Party member readers in this month’s survey when asked which of four new political parties they would join:

Screen shot 2014-11-05 at 12.28.05That’s 60 per cent for a Centre-Right party, described as “mildly socially liberal, leans to free market economics, public sector-reforming, EU-sceptic, supportive of low levels of immigration”.

And 28 per cent for a Right-Wing party, described as “socially conservative, strongly pro small state, private sector-focused, wants out of the EU, strongly anti-immigration”.

Now have a look at the response of our non-Party member readers:

Screen shot 2014-11-05 at 12.31.48That’s 42 per cent for the Centre-Right party…and 40 per cent for the Right-Wing Party.  By the way, five per cent of these readers seem to identify with the Centre-Left.

Now let’s return to the replies of those Party member readers to our future Party leader question – again, from this month’s survey.

Screen shot 2014-11-05 at 12.38.58As I reported yesterday, that’s Theresa May back in the lead, with Boris Johnson second, Michael Gove third, George Osborne fourth, Sajid Javid fifth and David Davis sixth – “his lowest standing in the poll in my time as Editor of this site”.

And here is the response from the non-Party member readers.

Screen shot 2014-11-05 at 12.43.23David Davis is third on 18 per cent – a single point behind both May and Boris, who are each on 19 per cent (with the Home Secretary in front by a whisker).

This reinforces a point I’ve made before.  The readers of the site as a whole are to the right of the Party member readers – and the same of course applies to the comments.

For reference: we got about 1100 non-Party member and about 700 Party member responses.

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