Opinion polling for the 1959 United Kingdom general election


In the run-up to the 1959 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 8 October 1959, are listed in this article.

Graphical summaries


UK opinion polling for the 1959 election
  Conservative
  Labour
  Liberal

Polling results


In the run-up to the 1959 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 1955 general election til the 1959 general election.

Survey End Date Polling Organisation Con Lab Lib Lead
8 October 1959 General Election Results 49.4 43.8 5.9 5.6%
8 October Daily Express 49.1 45.4 5 3.7%
2-8 October NOP/Daily Mail 48 44.1 7.9 3.9%
3-6 October Gallup/News Chronicle 48.5 46.5 4.5 2%
3-6 October Gallup/News Chronicle 46.5 47.5 5.5 1%
1-4 October Forecasting/Daily Telegraph 49 46 5 3%
6 October Daily Express 49.7 46.2 3.5 3.5%
2-5 October NOP/Daily Mail 48.4 46.9 4.7 1.5%
5 October Gallup/News Chronicle 47.2 47.2 5 Tie
29 Sep - 2 Oct Gallup/News Chronicle 45 47 7.5 2%
1 October Gallup/News Chronicle 48.5 46.6 4.3 1.9%
29 September Daily Express 49.5 44.5 5.5 5%
25-28 September Gallup/News Chronicle 46 46.5 7 0.5%
24-28 September NOP/Daily Mail 47.8 45.6 5.6 2.2%
24 September Gallup/News Chronicle 49.7 44.8 4.9 4.9%
22 September Daily Express 51.1 43 5.4 8.1%
21 September NOP/Daily Mail 47.4 43.5 9.1 3.9%
17 September Gallup/News Chronicle 50.6 43.9 4.9 6.7%
September Gallup/News Chronicle 50.5 43.5 5.5 7%
15 September Daily Express 50.8 42.7 5.9 8.1%
8-14 September NOP/Daily Mail 51.2 42.9 5.9 8.3%
11-15 September Gallup/News Chronicle 49 44.5 6 4.5%
September Gallup/News Chronicle 48.3 41.9 9.3 6.4%
7-12 August Gallup/News Chronicle 47.5 41.5 10 6%
23-27 July Gallup/News Chronicle 46.5 43 9.5 3.5%
17-22 July Gallup/News Chronicle 46 42 11 4%
4-7 July Gallup/News Chronicle 45.5 41.5 12.5 4%
6-10 June Gallup/News Chronicle 45 43.5 11 1.5%
10-15 April Gallup/News Chronicle 44.5 44 10 0.5%
13-18 March Gallup/News Chronicle 45.5 47 6.5 1.5%
February Gallup/News Chronicle 43 47 8.5 4%
24-28 January Gallup/News Chronicle 44.5 46.5 8.5 2%
10-14 January Gallup/News Chronicle 45.5 45 8.5 0.5%
1959
6-10 December Gallup/News Chronicle 47 42.5 9.5 4.5%
November Gallup/News Chronicle 46.5 42.5 10 4%
10-14 October Gallup/News Chronicle 45.5 41.5 12 4%
19-23 September Gallup/News Chronicle 44 43 13 1%
1-6 August Gallup/News Chronicle 42.5 42 15 0.5%
20-25 June Gallup/News Chronicle 39.5 43 17 3.5%
30 May - 6 Jun Gallup/News Chronicle 39 45.5 15 6.5%
3-7 May Gallup/News Chronicle 34 47 19 13%
19-23 April Gallup/News Chronicle 38 46.5 15 8.5%
14-19 February Gallup/News Chronicle 36 44.5 18.5 8.5%
17-23 January Gallup/News Chronicle 40 47.5 12 7.5%
1958
December Gallup/News Chronicle 41.5 47.5 9.5 6%
22-26 November Gallup/News Chronicle 38.5 49 12 10.5%
2-6 November Gallup/News Chronicle 36 48.5 14.5 12.5%
4-8 October Gallup/News Chronicle 37 49 13 12%
19-25 September Gallup/News Chronicle 33.5 52 14 18.5%
29 Sep - 10 Oct Gallup/News Chronicle 40.5 48.5 10 8%
16-27 August Gallup/News Chronicle 41.5 49 8.5 7.5%
5-11 July Gallup/News Chronicle 41.5 49.5 8 7%
24 June - 1 July Gallup/News Chronicle 41.5 50 7.5 8.5%
12-16 April Gallup/News Chronicle 41 51 7 10%
15-22 March Gallup/News Chronicle 40 51.5 7 11.5%
February Gallup/News Chronicle 42 48 8.5 6%
12-13 January Gallup/News Chronicle 43.5 48.5 7 5%
10 January Prime Minister Anthony Eden resigns and is replaced by Harold Macmillan

1957

1-2 December Gallup/News Chronicle 45 46 8 1%
22-25 November Gallup/News Chronicle 45 46 8.5 1%
10-11 November Gallup/News Chronicle 46 45 8 1%
5 November Jo Grimond elected Liberal Party leader
October Gallup/News Chronicle 42.5 47 9.5 4.5%
7-18 September Gallup/News Chronicle 43 46.5 10 3.5%
16-24 August Gallup/News Chronicle 43.5 49.5 6 6%
13-23 July Gallup/News Chronicle 42 49 8 7%
19-27 May Gallup/News Chronicle 43 47 9 4%
20-29 April Gallup/News Chronicle 43 48 8 5%
24 Mar - 4 Apr Gallup/News Chronicle 44.5 47.5 7 3%
11-20 February Gallup/News Chronicle 44 46 9 2%
14-26 January Gallup/News Chronicle 45.5 46.5 7.5 1%
1956
17-30 December Gallup/News Chronicle 45.5 46.5 7.5 1%
24 December Gallup/News Chronicle 44.4 45.5 9 1%
14 December Hugh Gaitskell elected Labour Party leader
19-26 October Gallup/News Chronicle 46.5 44.5 8 2%
9-19 September Gallup/News Chronicle 48 44 7 4%
August Gallup/News Chronicle 44.5 47.5 7 3%
2-13 July Gallup/News Chronicle 47 43 9 4%
26 May 1955 General Election Results 49.7 46.4 2.7 3.3%