Last month in our State of the Party survey, we saw a New Year Ed Mili-bounce, as Ed’s popularity amongst LabourList readers bounced back after a pre-Christmas dip. This month, it’s “steady as he goes” with little change compared to last month. 41% of those who voted believe he’s doing an Excellent or Good job (compared to 43% last month), with 30% believing he has been either Poor or Very Poor (compared to 31% last month).
In an attempt to pinpoint what has caused this (relative) improvement in Miliband’s popularity amongst labour supporters, we asked if you thought his PMQs performances have improved in 2012. We received a resounding yes – 69% of you thought so, compared to just 24% who disagreed.
With the “Workfare” scheme very much in the public eye, we also asked “Should the Labour Party back compulsory work placements for the long-term unemployed?”. The answer as far as LabourList readers are concerned is no – with 64% against, compared to just 29% in favour.
565 LabourList readers voted between March 1st and March 8th. Thanks to everyone who voted. Don’t forget to check back next week for the latest shadow cabinet rankings – and your MP of the month.