Opinion polling for the 1966 United Kingdom general election


In the run-up to the 1966 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 1964 to polling day on 31 March 1966, are listed in this article.

Polling results


All Data is from PollBase[1]

1966

Fieldwork Polling Organisation Lab Con Lib Lead
31 Mar General Election Results 48.0% 41.9% 8.5% 6.1%
Mar Harris/Daily Express 54.1% 37.4% 7.7% 16.7%
27–29 Mar NOP/Daily Mail 50.6% 41.6% 7.4% 9%
24–28 Mar Gallup/Daily Telegraph 51% 40% 8% 11%
Mar Harris/Daily Express 52.5% 40% 7.5% 12.5%
22–26 Mar NOP/Daily Mail 52.2% 39.6% 7.6% 12.6%
Mar Research Services 49.7% 41.6% 8.3% 8.1%
Mar Gallup 50.5% 42% 7% 8.5%
Mar Harris/Daily Express 53.5% 39% 7.5% 14.5%
Mar Gallup 50.5% 42% 7% 8.5%
16–21 Mar NOP/Daily Mail 52% 39.5% 7.8% 12.5%
Mar Research Services 49.7% 42.4% 7.4% 7.3%
Mar Gallup 52% 41.5% 6% 10.5%
Mar Gallup 51% 39% 9.5% 12%
Mar Harris/Daily Express 55% 37.5% 7.5% 17.5%
9–14 Mar NOP/Daily Mail 52.6% 39.2% 7.7% 13.4%
10 Mar The 43rd Parliament is dissolved and campaigning officially begins
Mar Research Services 49.6% 41.9% 8.1% 7.7%
Mar Gallup 52.5% 40.5% 6.5% 12%
Mar Gallup 51% 41% 7.5% 10%
Mar Harris/Daily Express 54.5% 40% 5.5% 14.5%
2–7 Mar NOP/Daily Mail 53.8% 39.4% 6.5% 14.4%
Mar Harris/Daily Express 54% 39% 7% 15%
Mar Research Services 49.4% 44.9% 5.2% 4.5%
Mar Gallup/Daily Telegraph 51% 40% 7.5% 11%
23–28 Feb NOP/Daily Mail 53% 40.1% 6.7% 12.9%
Feb Gallup/Daily Telegraph 51% 42% 6.5% 9%
10–14 Feb NOP/Daily Mail 53.8% 39.8% 6.3% 14%
Feb Gallup/Daily Telegraph 50% 42.5% 7% 7.5%
27–31 Jan NOP/Daily Mail 54.3% 39% 6.4% 15.3%
6–10 Jan NOP/Daily Mail 53.3% 39.2% 7.3% 14.1%
Jan Gallup/Daily Telegraph 47.5% 42% 9.5% 5.5%

1965

Fieldwork Polling Organisation Lab Con Lib Lead
Dec Gallup/Daily Telegraph 48.5% 40.5% 10% 8%
9–13 Dec NOP/Daily Mail 55.5% 36.3% 8% 19.2%
25–30 Nov NOP/Daily Mail 50.4% 41.6% 7.7% 8.8%
Nov Gallup/Daily Telegraph 48.5% 42% 8.5% 6.5%
11–15 Nov NOP/Daily Mail 56% 37.2% 6.5% 18.8%
21–25 Oct NOP/Daily Mail 51% 40.6% 8% 10.4%
Oct Gallup/Daily Telegraph 49% 41.5% 9% 7.5%
Sep Gallup/Daily Telegraph 48.5% 42% 8.5% 6.5%
23–27 Sep NOP/Daily Mail 46.4% 42.4% 10.9% 4%
9–13 Sep NOP/Daily Mail 46.1% 43.5% 10.1% 2.6%
Aug Gallup/Daily Telegraph 41.5% 49% 8.5% 7.5%
5–9 Aug NOP/Daily Mail 43.1% 46.9% 9.5% 3.8%
27 Jul Edward Heath elected Conservative Party leader
22–26 Jul NOP/Daily Mail 47.7% 42.4% 9.5% 5.3%
Jul Gallup/Daily Telegraph 45% 46.5% 8% 1.5%
8–12 Jul NOP/Daily Mail 47.3% 42.5% 9.9% 4.8%
24–29 Jun NOP/Daily Mail 45.8% 43.7% 9.9% 2.1%
10–15 Jun NOP/Daily Mail 47% 41.6% 10.4% 5.4%
Jun Gallup/Daily Telegraph 42.5% 47% 9.5% 4.5%
20–24 May NOP/Daily Mail 46.3% 42.6% 10.3% 3.7%
May Gallup/Daily Telegraph 43% 44% 12.5% 1%
6–10 May NOP/Daily Mail 47.2% 41.4% 11% 5.8%
Apr Gallup/Daily Telegraph 47.5% 39.5% 12.5% 8%
8–12 Apr NOP/Daily Mail 46.2% 40.8% 12.5% 5.4%
25–29 Mar NOP/Daily Mail 48.7% 39.2% 11.7% 9.5%
Mar Gallup/Daily Telegraph 46% 43.5% 9.5% 2.5%
11–15 Mar NOP/Daily Mail 50.2% 41.1% 8.4% 9.1%
Feb Gallup/Daily Telegraph 45% 45.5% 9% 0.5%
8–16 Feb NOP/Daily Mail 48.2% 43.5% 8.2% 4.7%
7–11 Jan NOP/Daily Mail 48.8% 40.2% 10.4% 8.6%
Jan Gallup/Daily Telegraph 46.5% 42.5% 10.5% 4%

1964

Fieldwork Polling Organisation Lab Con Lib Lead
Dec Gallup/Daily Telegraph 50.5% 40% 9% 10.5%
3–7 Dec NOP/Daily Mail 48.7% 38.8% 12.2% 9.9%
19–22 Nov NOP/Daily Mail 51.7% 37.9% 10.4% 13.8%
Nov Gallup/Daily Telegraph 50% 38.5% 11% 11.5%
5–8 Nov NOP/Daily Mail 50.3% 39% 10.5% 11.3%
22–26 Oct NOP/Daily Mail 50.7% 36.6% 12% 14.1%
15 Oct General Election Results 44.1% 43.4% 11.2% 0.7%

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