Education on the agenda

Anthony WellsHead of European Political and Social Research
December 17, 2010, 7:47 PM GMT+0

Today's voting intention poll for the Sun has topline figures of CON 41%, LAB 41%, LDEM 9% and shows the two main parties neck and neck in support.

On our other regular trackers, education has shot up the agenda when we ask which issues people believe are the most important facing the country. 26% of respondents this week named education as one of the most important issues, putting it third behind the economy (75%) and immigration (47%).

Since the election, education has typically been cited by around 16% of respondents, normally putting it behind health, crime, tax and pensions - the issue of tuition fees has presumably made it a more important issue in the eyes of the public.

However, while the political row has made people see education as more important to the country, it hasn't changed the proportion who see it as important to them and their family: here only 16% mention education, still behind the issues of the economy, pensions, health and taxation.

See the survey details and latest full results