Opinion polling for the 1987 United Kingdom general election


In the run-up to the 1987 United Kingdom general election, various organisations carried 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 1983 general election until 10 June 1987.

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Polling results


All Data from UK polling Report[1]

Survey End Date Polling Organisation / Client Con Lab All Lead
11 Jun General Election Results (Great Britain) 43.3% 31.6% 23.1% 11.7%
10 Jun Marplan/Guardian 42% 35% 21% 7%
10 Jun MORI/Times 44% 32% 22% 12%
9 Jun Marplan/Today 43% 35% 21% 8%
9 Jun Audience Selection 43% 34% 21% 9%
9 Jun Gallup/Telegraph 41% 34% 23.5% 7%
9 Jun Harris/TV-AM 42% 35% 21% 7%
8 Jun Marplan/Guardian 45% 32% 21% 13%
6 Jun Harris/TV-AM 43% 33% 22% 10%
5 Jun Marplan/Today 43% 35% 21% 8%
5 Jun Gallup/Sunday Telegraph 41.5% 34.5% 22.5% 7%
4 Jun Marplan/Guardian 44% 34% 20% 10%
4 Jun Harris/Observer 44% 33% 21% 11%
4 Jun MORI/Sunday Times 43% 32% 24% 11%
3 Jun Gallup/Telegraph 40.5% 36.5% 21.5% 4%
1 Jun Marplan/Today 44% 33% 21% 11%
31 May Harris 42% 35% 21% 7%
29 May Harris/TV-AM 45% 32% 22% 13%
29 May Gallup/Sunday Telegraph 41.5% 34% 22.5% 7.5%
28 May Marplan/Guardian 44% 32% 21% 12%
28 May Harris/Observer 41% 37% 21% 4%
28 May MORI/Sunday Times 44% 32% 23% 12%
27 May Gallup/Telegraph 44.5% 36% 18% 8.5%
26 May Marplan/Today 42% 35% 20% 7%
25 May Harris/TV-AM 42% 37% 21% 5%
24 May MORI 44% 31% 24% 13%
22 May Gallup/Sunday Telegraph 42% 33% 23% 9%
21 May Marplan/Guardian 41% 33% 21% 8%
21 May Harris/TV-AM 43% 36% 20% 7%
21 May MORI/Sunday Times 44% 31% 24% 13%
21 May Harris/Observer 41% 34% 22% 7%
20 May Gallup 42% 33% 23% 9%
20 May NOP 41% 33% 23% 8%
18 May Marplan/Today 41% 33% 24% 8%
17 May Harris/TV-AM 42% 32% 24% 10%
15 May Harris/Observer 42% 33% 23% 9%
14 May MORI/Sunday Times 44% 30% 25% 14%
13 May Marplan/Express 41% 30% 26% 11%
12 May Marplan/Guardian 43% 29% 25% 14%
12 May MORI 44% 31% 23% 13%
11 May NOP/Evening Standard 46% 28% 25% 18%
11 May Gallup/Telegraph 39% 28% 30% 9%
7 May Harris/LWT 44% 33% 21% 11%
4 May NOP/Independent 39% 34% 25% 5%
3 May Harris/TV-AM 44% 30% 25% 14%
30 Apr MORI/Sunday Times 44% 31% 23% 13%
27 Apr Harris/Capital Radio 42% 31% 25% 11%
27 Apr Marplan/Today 39% 33% 24% 6%
23 Apr Harris/Observer 42% 31% 25% 11%
15 Apr NOP/Evening Standard 44% 29% 25% 15%
13 Apr Gallup/Telegraph 40.5% 28% 29% 11.5%
12 Apr MORI/Evening Standard 42% 29% 26% 13%
10 Apr Marplan/PA 40% 30% 27% 10%
7 Apr Marplan/Guardian 38% 32% 27% 6%
5 Apr Harris/TV-AM 43% 30% 26% 13%
2 Apr MORI/Sunday Times 41% 29% 29% 12%
2 Apr Marplan/Express 39% 29% 30% 9%
24 Mar Marplan/Today 36% 31% 31% 5%
23 Mar Gallup/Telegraph 37.5% 29.5% 31.5% 6%
20 Mar MORI/Sunday Times 39% 33% 26% 6%
19 Mar Harris/Observer 39% 33% 26% 6%
17 Mar Gallup/Sunday Telegraph 38.5% 30% 30.5% 8%
10 Mar Marplan/Guardian 38% 32% 27% 6%
10 Mar MORI/Sunday Times 41% 32% 25% 9%
2 Mar NOP/Evening Standard 39% 34% 25% 5%
1 Mar Harris/TV-AM 36% 33% 29% 3%
25 Feb MORI/Sunday Times 41% 35% 21% 6%
19 Feb Harris/Observer 39% 37% 23% 2%
16 Feb Gallup/Telegraph 36% 34.5% 27.5% 1.5%
10 Feb Marplan/Guardian 38% 35% 25% 3%
10 Feb MORI/Sunday Times 39% 36% 23% 3%
9 Feb NOP/Evening Standard 39% 37% 23% 2%
1 Feb Harris/TV-AM 37% 39% 22% 2%
28 Jan NOP/Channel 4 38% 40% 20% 2%
28 Jan MORI/Sunday Times 39% 38% 21% 1%
27 Jan Marplan/Today 38.5% 38.5% 20% Tie
22 Jan Harris/Observer 44% 36% 18% 8%
20 Jan Gallup/Telegraph 34.5% 39.5% 23.5% 5%
14 Jan NOP/Evening Standard 42% 37% 19% 5%
12 Jan Marplan/Guardian 38% 36% 23% 2%
11 Jan Harris/TV-AM 42% 37% 20% 5%
1986
30 Dec MORI/Sunday Times 39% 38% 21% 1%
15 Dec Gallup 41% 32.5% 23.5% 8.5%
12 Dec MORI/Sunday Times 41% 39% 19% 2%
8 Dec Marplan/Guardian 39% 38% 21% 1%
7 Dec Harris/TV-AM 41% 35% 22% 6%
3 Dec NOP 41% 38% 19.5% 3%
26 Nov MORI/Evening Standard 41% 39% 18% 2%
24 Nov Marplan/Today 39% 38% 20% 1%
17 Nov Gallup/Telegraph 36% 39.5% 22% 3.5%
12 Nov MORI 39% 41% 18% 2%
11 Nov NOP 41% 38% 18% 3%
11 Nov Marplan/Guardian 39% 36% 23% 3%
4 Nov MORI/Sunday Times 40% 39% 18% 1%
2 Nov Harris/TV-AM 40% 36% 21% 4%
24 Oct Marplan/PA 41% 37.5% 19% 3.5%
22 Oct MORI/Evening Standard 39% 41% 17% 2%
20 Oct Gallup/Telegraph 37.5% 37.5% 22% Tie
20 Oct Marplan/Today 40% 41% 17% 1%
9 Oct 0 36% 39% 23% 3%
7 Oct Marplan/Guardian 36% 39% 23% 3%
3 Oct Harris/Observer 38% 41% 20% 3%
23 Sep Marplan/Today 34% 40% 24% 6%
23 Sep MORI/Evening Standard 35% 37% 26% 2%
15 Sep Gallup/Telegraph 32.5% 38% 27.5% 5.5%
9 Sep Marplan/Guardian 34% 40% 24% 6%
27 Aug Marplan/Today 35% 38% 24% 3%
19 Aug MORI/Evening Standard 37% 37% 24% Tie
11 Aug Gallup/Telegraph 30% 36.5% 30% 6.5%
11 Aug Marplan/Guardian 32% 38% 27% 6%
31 Jul MORI/Times 32% 41% 25% 9%
29 Jul Marplan/Today on S 29.5% 41% 27.5% 11.5%
22 Jul MORI/Evening Standard 36% 37% 25% 1%
14 Jul Gallup/Telegraph 33% 38% 27% 5%
14 Jul Marplan/Guardian 31% 38% 28% 7%
24 Jun MORI/Evening Standard 34% 40% 23% 6%
16 Jun Gallup/Telegraph 34% 39% 24.5% 5%
16 Jun Marplan/Guardian 33% 39% 26% 6%
12 Jun Harris/Observer 31% 40% 25% 9%
21 May MORI/Evening Standard 32% 40% 26% 8%
19 May Marplan/Guardian 28% 39% 30% 9%
12 May Gallup/Telegraph 27.5% 37% 32.5% 4.5%
2 May MORI/Sunday Times 36% 38% 23% 2%
22 Apr MORI/Evening Standard 34% 39% 25% 5%
21 Apr Gallup/Telegraph 33.5% 38% 26% 4.5%
14 Apr Gallup/Telegraph 28% 38.5% 31.5% 7%
8 Apr Marplan/Guardian 32% 35% 30% 3%
26 Mar MORI 34% 36% 28% 2%
24 Mar Gallup/Telegraph 29.5% 34% 34.5% 0.5%
21 Mar MORI/Sunday Times 31% 39% 28% 8%
10 Mar Marplan/Guardian 32% 35% 31% 3%
26 Feb MORI/Evening Standard 34% 35% 30% 1%
12 Feb MORI/Sunday Times 33% 37% 29% 4%
10 Feb Gallup/Telegraph 29.5% 35.5% 33.5% 2%
10 Feb Marplan/Guardian 27% 36% 35% 1%
24 Jan Harris/Observer 31% 36% 30% 5%
13 Jan Gallup/Telegraph 29.5% 34% 35% 1%
12 Jan Marplan/Guardian 29% 36% 33% 3%
12 Jan Harris/ITN 32% 33% 31% 2%
8 Jan MORI/Evening Standard 33% 38% 28% 5%
1985
9 Dec Gallup/Telegraph 33% 32.5% 32.5% 0.5%
9 Dec Marplan/Guardian 35% 33% 30% 2%
8 Dec MORI 35% 35% 28% Tie
24 Nov MORI/Evening Standard 36% 36% 25% Tie
11 Nov Gallup/Telegraph 35% 34% 29.5% 1%
11 Nov Marplan/Guardian 34% 35% 29% 1%
21 Oct Gallup/Telegraph 32% 38% 28% 6%
20 Oct MORI/Evening Standard 37% 36% 25% 1%
19 Oct NOP/Mail on Sunday 37% 34% 28% 3%
14 Oct Marplan/Guardian 32% 34% 32% 2%
4 Oct Harris/Observer 32% 39% 27% 7%
3 Oct MORI/Times 34% 36% 28% 2%
29 Sep Harris/Thames 33% 32% 32% 1%
22 Sep MORI/Evening Standard 30% 33% 35% 2%
16 Sep Gallup/Telegraph 29% 29.5% 39% 9.5%
16 Sep Marplan/Guardian 31% 32% 36% 4%
8 Sep MORI/Evening Standard 31% 37% 31% 6%
7 Sep Harris/LWT 35% 36% 26% 1%
3 Sep Marplan/Guardian 30% 34% 35% 1%
18 Aug MORI/Evening Standard 31% 35% 31% 4%
12 Aug Gallup/Telegraph 24% 40% 34% 6%
12 Aug Marplan/Guardian 31% 36% 31% 5%
9 Aug MORI/Sunday Times 33% 37% 29% 4%
21 Jul MORI/Evening Standard 33% 34% 31% 1%
15 Jul Gallup/Telegraph 27.5% 38% 32.5% 5.5%
8 Jul Marplan/Guardian 31% 34% 33% 1%
23 Jun MORI/Evening Standard 35% 36% 27% 1%
21 Jun MORI/Sunday Times 32% 40% 26% 8%
17 Jun Gallup/Telegraph 34.5% 34.5% 30% Tie
10 Jun Marplan/Guardian 31% 36% 32% 4%
26 May MORI/Evening Standard 33% 35% 30% 2%
13 May MORI/Sunday Times 34% 36% 28% 2%
13 May Gallup/Telegraph 30.5% 34% 33.5% 0.5%
13 May Marplan/Guardian 29% 35% 35% Tie
28 Apr MORI/Evening Standard 38% 37% 24% 1%
22 Apr Gallup/Telegraph 34% 37.5% 26.5% 2.5%
15 Apr Marplan/Guardian 33% 38% 28% 5%
25 Mar Gallup/Telegraph 33% 39.5% 25.5% 6.5%
24 Mar MORI/Evening Standard 36% 40% 23% 4%
22 Mar MORI/Sunday Times 37% 39% 22% 2%
11 Mar Marplan/Guardian 36% 36% 27% Tie
8 Mar NOP/Mail on Sunday 35% 35% 26% Tie
7 Mar Harris/Observer 40% 38% 19% 2%
25 Feb Marplan/Guardian 38% 36% 25% 2%
24 Feb MORI/Evening Standard 39% 35% 24% 4%
18 Feb MORI/LWT 38% 40% 19% 2%
11 Feb Gallup/Telegraph 35% 32% 31.5% 3%
11 Feb Marplan/Guardian 38% 35% 26% 3%
6 Feb MORI/Sunday Times 37% 37% 24% Tie
14 Jan Gallup/Telegraph 39% 33% 25.5% 6%
14 Jan Marplan/Guardian 41% 33% 25% 8%
7 Jan MORI/Evening Standard 42% 34% 21% 8%
8 Jan NOP/Daily Mail 33% 38% 28% 5%
1984
28 Dec MORI/Sunday Times 38% 36% 25% 2%
10 Dec Gallup/Telegraph 39.5% 31% 27.5% 8.5%
10 Dec Marplan/Guardian 41% 32% 26% 9%
10 Dec MORI 40% 36% 22% 4%
7 Dec MORI/Sunday Times 41% 37% 20% 4%
19 Nov MORI/Evening Standard 43% 35% 19% 8%
12 Nov Gallup/Telegraph 44.5% 30.5% 23.5% 14%
5 Nov Marplan/Guardian 42% 33% 24% 9%
22 Oct Gallup/Telegraph 44.5% 32% 21.5% 12.5%
22 Oct MORI/Evening Standard 44% 35% 20% 9%
8 Oct Marplan/Guardian 38% 37% 23% 1%
4 Oct MORI/Sunday Times 43% 35% 19% 8%
24 Sep Marplan/Guardian 38% 36% 24% 2%
21 Sep MORI/Evening Standard 42% 36% 20% 6%
11 Sep Marplan/Guardian 39% 38% 21% 1%
10 Sep Gallup/Telegraph 37% 36% 25.5% 1%
10 Sep MORI/Times 40% 39% 19% 1%
29 Aug MORI/Sunday Times 39% 40% 19% 1%
20 Aug MORI/Evening Standard 39% 39% 21% Tie
13 Aug Gallup/Telegraph 36% 39% 22.5% 3%
13 Aug Marplan/Guardian 36% 39% 24% 3%
23 Jul MORI 37% 40% 20% 3%
16 Jul Gallup/Telegraph 37.5% 38.5% 22% 1%
10 Jul Marplan/Guardian 34.5% 39% 25.5% 4.5%
25 Jun MORI/Evening Standard 39% 39% 21% Tie
16 Jun Marplan/Sunday Mirror 38% 39% 22% 1%
11 Jun Gallup/Telegraph 37.5% 38% 23% 0.5%
11 Jun Marplan/Guardian 37% 38% 23% 1%
8 Jun MORI/Sunday Times 42% 38% 18% 4%
29 May MORI/Evening Standard 40% 38% 21% 2%
14 May Gallup/Telegraph 38.5% 36.5% 23% 2%
14 May Marplan/Guardian 38% 37% 23% 1%
1 May MORI/Evening Standard 40% 39% 20% 1%
25 Apr MORI/Sunday Times 42% 36% 20% 6%
17 Apr Harris/Observer 40% 36% 22% 4%
16 Apr Gallup/Telegraph 41% 36.5% 20.5% 4.5%
16 Apr Marplan/Guardian 40% 37% 21% 3%
20 Mar MORI/Evening Standard 41% 40% 17% 1%
19 Mar Marplan/Guardian 39% 39% 22% Tie
19 Mar Gallup/Telegraph 41% 38.5% 19.5% 2.5%
3 Mar MORI/Sunday Times 38% 41% 18% 3%
20 Feb MORI/Evening Standard 41% 38% 19% 3%
13 Feb Gallup/Telegraph 43% 33.5% 21.5% 9.5%
13 Feb Marplan/Guardian 39% 40% 20% 1%
20 Jan Harris/Observer 43% 36% 18% 7%
20 Jan NOP/Mail on Sunday 45% 33% 20% 12%
16 Jan Gallup/Telegraph 41.5% 38% 19.5% 3.5%
16 Jan Marplan/Guardian 42% 38% 19% 4%
9 Jan MORI/Evening Standard 42% 37% 19% 5%
1983
17 Dec MORI/Sunday Times 40.5% 39.5% 18% 2%
12 Dec Gallup/Telegraph 42.5% 36% 19.5% 6.5%
9 Dec MORI 42% 37% 19% 5%
7 Dec Marplan/Guardian 41% 37% 21% 4%
3 Dec MORI/Sunday Times 44% 37% 18% 7%
21 Nov MORI 39% 37% 22% 2%
14 Nov Gallup/Telegraph 43.5% 36% 19.5% 7.5%
9 Nov Marplan/Guardian 42% 35% 22% 7%
7 Nov NOP/Daily Mail 44% 32% 22% 12%
5 Nov MORI/Sunday Times 43% 35% 20% 8%
24 Oct Gallup/Telegraph 42% 35.5% 20.5% 6.5%
24 Oct MORI/Evening Standard 42% 37% 19% 5%
12 Oct Marplan/Guardian 42% 37% 20% 5%
6 Oct Harris/Observer 42% 39% 18% 3%
Neil Kinnock becomes leader of the Labour Party
26 Sep MORI 45% 27% 26% 18%
12 Sep Gallup/Telegraph 45.5% 24.5% 29% 16.5%
22 Aug MORI/Daily Star 46% 30% 22% 16%
15 Aug Gallup/Telegraph 44.5% 25% 29% 15.5%
10 Aug Marplan/Guardian 45% 30% 24% 15%
25 Jul MORI/Express 44% 30% 25% 14%
11 Jul Gallup/Telegraph 44% 28.5% 26% 15.5%
20 Jun MORI/Daily Star 43% 27% 29% 14%
9 Jun General Election Results 42.4% 27.6% 25.4% 14.8%

References


  1. "UK Polling Report". ukpollingreport.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-26.