Election 2001: Opinion Polls

2001 Opinion Polls

The final polls of the 2001 campaign are listed here

PollsterSample datesSample sizeCON%LAB%LIB%
MORI/Times29 May - 29 May1,013304816
ICM/Channel 430 May - 1 Jun1,007314319
NOP/Sunday Times31 May - 1 Jun1,105304716
ICM/Observer31 May - 1 Jun1,005344615
MORI/Sunday Telegraph31 May - 2 Jun1,070275017
ICM/Evening Standard2 Jun - 3 Jun1,381304718
ICM/Guardian2 Jun - 4 Jun1,009324319
Gallup/Daily Telegraph6 Jun - 6 Jun2,399304718
MORI/Times5 Jun - 6 Jun1,967304518
AVERAGE29 May - 6 Jun11,95630.346.317.5
2001 Election7 Jun 200132.742.118.8

The table shows that, on average, the pollsters overestimated Labour's lead by 6.6%. This was a better result than 1992, but not as good as 1997.

2001 Scottish Opinion Polls

The final polls of the 2001 campain in Scotland were

PollsterSample datesSample sizeCON%LAB%LIB%SNP%
ICM/News of the World8 Mar - 9 Mar1,00018461122
System 3/Herald22 Mar - 28 Mar1,0091252825
System 3/Herald26 Apr - 2 May1,0281247927
ICM/Scotsman12 May - 13 May1,00016441225
System 3/Herald18 May - 21 May3,0191250925
System 3/Herald24 May - 28 May1,04813471126
ICM/Scotsman4 Jun - 5 Jun1,01314431424
AVERAGE8 Mar - 5 Jun9,11713.447.710.224.9
2001 Election7 Jun 200115.644.016.320.1

In Scotland, the pollsters also overestimated Labour's lead over the Conservatives by 5.9%. The figures for the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats were also rather approximate.


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