London Mayoral Election, 2012 - Opinion Polls

Opinion Polls

In the run up to the election, several polling organisations will carry out public opinion polling in regards to voting intentions. Results of such polls are displayed below. The figures in the right hand side columns show extrapolations from the raw data contained in the pdf files, and in several cases the percentages are not directly referable to that data.

ARPO, ICM, Ipsos MORI, Populus, TNS-BMRB (formerly TNS System Three) and YouGov are members of the British Polling Council, and abide by its disclosure rules.

Polling organisation/client Sample size Conservatives Labour Liberal Democrats Others
23–25 April 2012 ComRes/Evening Standard 1,024 45% 36% 5% 13%
54% 46%
20–22 April 2012 YouGov/Evening Standard 1,138 43% 41% 8% 9%
51% 49%
19 April 2012 TNS-BMRB 1,008 45% 35% 11% 9%
13–15 April 2012 YouGov/Evening Standard 1,060 45% 40% 7% 8%
53% 47%
2–5 April 2012 ComRes 1,003 47% 40% 6% 7%
53% 47%
12–15 March 2012 YouGov 1,227 49% 41% 5% 4%
54% 46%
7–10 February 2012 YouGov/Evening Standard 1,106 46% 45% 6% 3%
51% 49%
19–21 January 2012 ComRes 1,030 44% 46% 5% 5%
49% 51%
10–16 January 2012 YouGov 1,349 44% 46% 7% 3%
49% 51%
November 2011 ComRes/Evening Standard 48% 40% 7% 4%
7–9 June 2011 YouGov 1,215 48% 41% 2% 9%
March 2011 ComRes/Evening Standard 36% 37% 5% 6%

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