At the turn of the year, LabourList readers were pessimistic about the performance of the Labour leader, with only 20% viewing his performance as Excellent or Good, compared to 51% percent who thought his performance had been Poor or Very Poor.
But Ed Miliband has bounced back this month, with a significant turnaround in his personal ratings that suggests you’re much happier with his performance over the past month. Now 43% of LabourList readers think that Ed Miliband is doing an Excellent or Good job (up 23 points) whilst 31% think that he has been Poor or Very Poor (down 20 points).
A significant factor behind the increased support for the Labour leader is his handling of Stephen Hester’s bonus. 77% of LabourList readers believe that Miliband was right to focus on the RBS man’s bonus, compared to just 20% who said he wasn’t.
However LabourList readers are much more divided on two other major issues around the economy – and neither will make happy reading for Ed Balls – LabourList readers believe that Labour’s approach to Tory cuts is wrong (by 51% to 43%) and disagree on Labour’s decision to back public sector pay freezes (by 51% to 44%).
Check LabourList tomorrow to see how the last month has impacted on your shadow cabinet rankings, and on Friday when we’ll be announcing January’s MP of the month…
721 LabourList readers voted in the survey, which ran from Wednesday 1st February to Tuesday 7th February. Thanks to everyone who voted.