Speak for Europe, David
The advice from Europe’s voters to David Cameron could not be clearer: If you want popular support across the Channel for your renegotiation strategy, talk not about what’s good for Britain but what’s good for Europe.
YouGov’s latest Eurotracker survey questioned voters in France, Germany and Scandinavia, as well as Britain. Most non-Britons in our survey want Britain to remain in the EU (by big majorities in Germany and Scandinavia, more narrowly in France) – but few people want the EU to make ‘significant concessions’ to the UK.
All polling, indeed all elections offer a snapshot of opinion on a particular date, or at a particular time. The key advantage polling has over elections is that they can occur more frequently, and therefore can show changes in opinion more quickly than formal elections, which by their nature only happen in 4-5 year cycles. The current LucidTalk poll has shown and confirmed a number of trends that have already been shown in recent Northern Ireland (NI) elections, and which many people would know are an accurate reflection of current Northern Ireland opinion.