Opinion polling for the 1955 United Kingdom general election


In the run-up to the 1955 United Kingdom general election, various polling organisations conducted opinion polling to gauge voting intention amongst the general public. Such polls, dating from the previous election in 1955 to polling day on 26 May 1955, are listed in this article.

Graphical summaries


UK opinion polling for the 1955 election
  Conservative
  Labour
  Liberal

Polling results


In the run-up to the 1955 United Kingdom general elections, various organisations carry out opinion polling to gauge voting intention. Results of such polls are displayed in this article.

The date range for these opinion polls are from the 1951 general election til the 1955 general election.

Survey End Date Polling Organisation Con Lab Lib Lead
26 May 1955 General Election Results 49.7% 46.4% 2.7% 3.3%
21-24 May DE Polling 50.2% 47.2% 2.2% 3%
21-24 May Gallup/News Chronicle 51% 47.5% 1.5% 4.5%
17-20 May Gallup/News Chronicle 51% 47% 2% 4%
15-17 May Gallup/News Chronicle 50.5% 47% 2.5% 3.5%
8-10 May Gallup/News Chronicle 49.5% 47% 3% 2.5%
1-3 May Gallup/News Chronicle 48.5% 47.5% 3% 1%
April Gallup/News Chronicle 47.5% 47% 5% 0.5%
April Gallup/News Chronicle 48% 44% 7% 4%
March Gallup/News Chronicle 46.5% 44.5% 8% 2%
February Gallup/News Chronicle 46.5% 44.5% 8% 2%
January Gallup/News Chronicle 46.5% 45.5% 7% 1%
1955
November Gallup/News Chronicle 46% 47% 6% 1%
October Gallup/News Chronicle 45% 45.5% 8% 0.5%
September Gallup/News Chronicle 43% 48% 8% 5%
August Gallup/News Chronicle 42.5% 48.5% 8% 6%
June Gallup/News Chronicle 45% 47.5% 7% 2.5%
May Gallup/News Chronicle 45.5% 47.5% 6.5% 2%
16-27 April Gallup/News Chronicle 46.5% 46% 7% 0.5%
31 Mar Gallup/News Chronicle 46% 45.5% 7% 0.5%
20-21 March Gallup/News Chronicle 46.5% 45.5% 7% 1%
26 February Gallup/News Chronicle 47% 45.5% 7% 1.5%
18-28 February Gallup/News Chronicle 45% 44.5% 9% 0.5%
21-31 January Gallup/News Chronicle 45.5% 46.5% 7% 1%
1954
December Gallup/News Chronicle 45% 47% 7% 2%
October Gallup/News Chronicle 45% 47.5% 7% 2.5%
September Gallup/News Chronicle 44.5% 47.5% 8% 3%
August Gallup/News Chronicle 45% 46% 8% 1%
June Gallup/News Chronicle 46% 46% 7% Tie
May Gallup/News Chronicle 47% 45% 7.5% 2%
April Gallup/News Chronicle 47% 45% 7.5% 2%
March Gallup/News Chronicle 46.5% 44.5% 8% 2%
February Gallup/News Chronicle 42.5% 46% 10% 3.5%
January Gallup/News Chronicle 42.5% 46% 10% 3.5%
1953
December Gallup/News Chronicle 44% 45.5% 9.5% 1.5
November Gallup/News Chronicle 43.5% 46.5% 9% 3%
October Gallup/News Chronicle 41.5% 48% 9% 6.5
September Gallup/News Chronicle 41% 48.5% 9% 7.5%
August Gallup/News Chronicle 40% 48% 10.5% 8%
July Gallup/News Chronicle 40% 50% 8.5% 10%
June Gallup/News Chronicle 40.5% 49% 9.5% 8.5%
May Gallup/News Chronicle 43.5% 49% 7% 5.5%
April Gallup/News Chronicle 43.5% 49% 5.5%
March Gallup/News Chronicle 41.5% 48% 9.5% 6.5%
February Gallup/News Chronicle 41% 47% 10.5% 6%
January Gallup/News Chronicle 44.5% 48% 6% 3.5%
1952
December Gallup/News Chronicle 47% 45% 6.5% 2%
25 Oct 1951 General Election Results 48.0% 48.8% 2.5% 0.8%