Tracker Poll results: what was missing?
Author: Maddy Hayes
Published on Feb 20, 2013
Our new tracker poll monitors which issues our supporters consider to be most important on a monthly basis. In total we had 2,467 respondents to February's tracker poll (our first). We asked how important a number of issues were to you (you can find the results here) ranging from lobbying and corporate influence to decentralisation and localism.
We also asked for suggestions of any significant topics we should include in the next tracker poll. Topics that came up included immigration, the NHS, the monarchy, electoral reform and tax avoidance and reform. The topic that arose most frequently was immigration which was mentioned by 2.6% (63 people):
|Suggested topic||Number of people (total: 2,467)||Percentage|
|Tax avoidance and tax reform||44||1.8%|
* There were actually two categories on electoral reform in the main survey: "Electoral reform (proportional representation) in local government" and "Electoral reform (proportional representation) in the House of Commons".
The results suggest that there was not a single, clear topic that stood out significantly that we should have included in the poll. Of the topics that were included in the poll, even the one with the lowest priority (“Decentralisation and localism”) had twice as many people give it a “10” priority (5.6%) as the more frequently suggested topic.
In short, this suggests that we broadly got the balance of topics right for our supporters, although we will review it in time for our next survey and we will continue to monitor the tracker poll results to see if any significant issues rise in prominence over time.