John Sarbah
  • Plateful of pigeon?Article

    Plateful of pigeon?

    There are few creatures great or small that man has not tried to roast, smoke, boil, sauté, or just plain eat raw. According to our recent survey 69% of Brits do not see themselves as fussy eaters, but when we gave the meat-eating public a list of 20 animals and asked whether they would eat them (if they were to be served to them in a restaurant) it appears the public is more squeamish than they may claim. Man’s best friends

    14 Sep 2010
  • Hague allegationsArticle

    Hague allegations

    William Hague, the current Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, has stormed up the TellYouGov leaderboard to unprecedented first place, following the unsubstantiated claims of a relationship between himself and one of his special advisers, Christopher Myers, after they shared a twin-bed hotel room while away working. Both have repeatedly and strenuously denied the claims, although Myers resigned over the rumours.

    03 Sep 2010
  • Views on AV stableArticle

    Views on AV stable

    Our latest poll on the issue shows that support for a referendum on the Alternative Vote system (AV) remains unchanged at 37%, while support for the current, first-past-the-post, system has seen a slight increase of one percentage point, from 38 to 39%.

    03 Sep 2010
  • Diamond disgraceArticle

    Diamond disgrace

    Following Naomi Campbell’s testimony at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, Netherlands, a number of our British panellists have concluded that the socialite supermodel appears self-centred, dishonest, arrogant, deceptive and naive. The public were asked to give their opinion on the model’s testimony, taking into consideration that she is said to have lied about receiving a gift from Taylor – which she later admitted to receiving – after attending a dinner in South Africa where the then-Liberian leader was a guest.

    07 Aug 2010
  • Entertainment of the EightiesArticle

    Entertainment of the Eighties

    In our recent survey looking at popular action shows of the 1980s, The A-Team has topped a poll as the action show of the era that people most remember watching. The hit TV show, which was recently made into a full length film starring Liam Neeson and Jessica Biel (pictured), got 69% of the public’s vote. British cult hit, The Professionals came second with 57%.

    04 Aug 2010
  • Britain in the worldArticle

    Britain in the world

    The public is divided on the extent to which Britain should play a role on the political world stage, a poll for Chatham House has found. The survey, which aimed to help assess the UK’s future foreign policy and role in international relations, was sent to two groups of respondents. The first set of respondents belong to the YouGovStone panel, which means that they are high-earning, opinion-formers in business, Whitehall and the voluntary sector. The second group was made up of a wider cross-section of the general British public. The results were striking.

    23 Jul 2010
  • Lib Dem support dropsArticle

    Lib Dem support drops

    Support for the Liberal Democrats has fallen significantly since the General Election, the most recent poll for the Sun newspaper has found. The results of the survey, carried out between 19th and 20th July, show a significant decrease in the public’s voting intention where the Liberal Democrats are concerned, with only 14% saying that they would vote for the party – which our tracker shows is the lowest figure since February 13th 2009. Since then, the number has not dropped below 15.

    21 Jul 2010
  • Mandelson attracts criticismArticle

    Mandelson attracts criticism

    Peter Mandelson has seen a dramatic increase in volume score on the TellYouGov leaderboard following the release of his controversial autobiography, entitled The Third Man. The former Labour Business Secretary’s volume score has gone up 55 points in the past 24 hours, so far peaking at 216, putting him third overall. His sentiment score, however, down 48 points in 24 hours, now stands at a poor -187 points, down 48 points in the same time period.

    17 Jul 2010
  • Vote for votingArticle

    Vote for voting

    Nearly half (45%) of the British public is in favour of switching to the Alternative Voting (AV) system proposed by the Liberal Democrats, while 32% think it best to keep the current First Past The Post (FPTP) method, a survey on behalf of the Sun newspaper has found. 17% of the public did, however, say that they didn’t know which system they would choose, while six percent said they wouldn’t vote at all if a referendum was held on the issue.

    08 Jul 2010
  • Support for ClarkeArticle

    Support for Clarke

    Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has been enjoying a wealth of positive sentiments on TellYouGov following his speech outlining plans for a radical reformation of the prison service. The Justice Secretary’s score, which was at 0 just 48 hours ago, now rests at a positive 73. In his speech on June 29th, Mr Clarke announced that “just banging up more and more people for longer without actively seeking to change them is what you would expect of Victorian England”, and suggested more emphasis should be placed on community sentences and rehabilitation instead.

    02 Jul 2010