Cameron leads Miliband as ‘best prime minister’
Cameron takes clear lead over Miliband as ‘best PM’
36% of likely voters thought that David Cameron would be the best prime minister, while only half as many (18%) said Ed Miliband would be.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this was divided along partisan lines. However, Conservative voters seem to be much more comfortable in believing their leader would be the best PM than Labour voters do (88% vs 53%).
A disconcerting third (33%) of Labour voters picked either “other” or “don’t know” when asked which major party leader would be best prime minister.
Cameron expected to remain prime minister
This gap seemed to translate into who voters thought actually would be prime minister after the general election in May. Just under half (46%) of likely voters thought that Cameron would remain prime minister, while only half as many thought Ed Miliband would successfully kick him out of No 10.
Once again, this shows a large gap in confidence between the two parties regarding their leaders. Three quarters (75%) of Tories expected to see ‘their man’ back on the steps of Downing Street in May, but under half (47%) of Labour voters thought they would see Miliband become prime minister.
This patterns continues among the other parties, with a plurality of Lib Dem, Green and UKIP voters expecting David Cameron to be prime minister after the general election.
Read more about the gap between Cameron and Miliband’s polling figures in our latest election blog.