Poll: What outcome would you most like to see at the General Election?

Of the possible governments post-May, which would you prefer?

The General Election really is, to use the cliche, too close to call. Labour has a slight but fairly stable lead in the polls according to YouGov, but other polls have the Tories ahead (one ICM poll today gives them a four point lead over Labour).

Meanwhile the Greens and UKIP are likely to add to their one and two respective seats and no one knows how many (or how few) seats the SNP and the Lib Dems will get.

And so we want to ask you, the reader, which of the possible outcomes you would prefer, come May. The results of the survey will be published early next week.

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37 Responses to “Poll: What outcome would you most like to see at the General Election?”

  1. Leon Wolfeson

    No majority, followed by constitutional crisis ending up with PR?
    Unlikely, I know. But you did say “most like to see”.

  2. Alan59

    A Ukip victory !

  3. Norfolk29

    The strangest thing about the coalition is that it is the LibDems that have taken the hit. It is a bit like charging the child in the back seat of the car when it was the drunken parent driving that caused the crash.

  4. Jim Bennett

    Nice to see you have a sense of humour!

  5. Kryten2k35

    A Labour majority.

  6. Sahra Rae Taylor

    Whereas every step the coalition took was not far enough for the Conservatives, they were still making it more ideologically palatable for themselves, whereas ever step was a step further away from the Lib Dems….

  7. Faerieson

    Yes, it really is difficult to imagine how the LibDems will be able to look back upon this with any sense of pride.

  8. sarntcrip

    IF YOU CHECK UT HANSARD YOU’LL SEE THAT THE VERY NASTIEST VINDICTIVE BULLYING ATTACKS ON THE VULNERABLE AND DISABLED WERE VOTED FOR BY CLEGG AND CRONIES NOW THEY WANT TO SAY IT’S ALL THE FAULT OF THOSE THEY’VE PROTECTED IN POWER THE SELFSERVATIVES

  9. sarntcrip

    PREFER AN LAB GREEN/SNP CURRENT WITH 100 DAYS TP GO TED IS STILL SUPPORTING TORY POLICIES IN THE HOUSE A COALITION WOULD GIVE THEM THE SHOVE TO THE LEFT OARTY MEMBERS WANT TO SEE SORRY CAPS LOCK ERROR WHATEVER HAPPENS BULLINGDON BULLIES OUT

  10. Norfolk29

    You have to see them as children going along with their teachers and doing what they are told. I agree that they should have known better but even Vince Cable achieved very little despite his experience. I feel sympathy for all the LibDem Councillors and others who have lost out for the sake of Clegg being DPM.

  11. Kryten2k35

    Aye, I’d go for an SNP/Labour coalition, or anything with the Green Party in it. I’d prefer a Green Party Majority, but it wasn’t a choice.

  12. redgeorgie

    Some of the options are never going to happen. SNP will never support a Tory government and Lib Dems will not go into a coalition with UKIP.

  13. redgeorgie

    I partly agree. A coalition had to be formed as that was the only option. Having another election might have resulted in a Tory majority or Labour majority with the Lib Dems back to where they were before.
    I’m glad they tried government. I just wish they’d been a bit more forceful in objecting to some Conservatives policies such as the “Bedroom Tax”. Might have been a bit rosier for them if the AV referendum had been won and they got House of Lords Reform through. At least then they would have solid evidence that they’ye participation in government had changed the country.

  14. littleoddsandpieces

    The major parties have at their core a political class stuck fast in a feudal aristocratic mindset educated into them in public school and Oxford and Cambridge.

    Few people listen to politics or care less about parliament. Voting has gone out of fashion, least of all being bothered to be registered to vote.

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  15. Norfolk29

    I agree with you that the LibDems were totally naive about their ability to influence the Tories in the coalition. It was their failure over tuition fees that showed the Tories that they could swallow any humiliation, accept any level of office so long as it gave them some measure of power and accept any defeat of any red-line issue so long as they did not have to face another election (for which they had no money to fight). They may still hold some measure of power on 8th May so we can only hope they have learned that he who has lunch with a tiger ends up as the lunch.

  16. alunapgwilym

    You seem to have omitted Plaid Cymru in a possible coalition with Labour/SNP/Greens. They’re almost certain to end up with more MPs than the Greens and very probably UKIP. They already have informal co-operation with the SNP and Greens.

  17. Leon Wolfeson

    The LibDems made promises during the election, and attracted a lot of leftward-leaning voters as a result. That’s all gone now, and they’ve been tarnished because Cabinet Collective Responsibility means they’re fully, fully liable for every coalition decision. Oh, and they lied on their signed pledge on tuition fees.

    On the other hand, the Tories are expected to be the Nasty Party.

  18. Alan Jones

    PR must be the future ………only then will the MP’s truly reflect the countries views.

  19. sarntcrip

    A COALITION WITH NO BULLINGDON BOYS IN SIGHT

  20. sarntcrip

    THE AV REFERENDUM WAS A FRAUD CLEGG LET IT GO HE IS A TORY THROUGH AND THROUGH WE NEED THE MODEL THAT HAS MADE GERMANY THE MOST STABLE AND SUCCESSFUL EUROPEAN ECONOMY OF THE LAST 50+ YEARS

  21. sarntcrip

    THEY BACKED THE WORST BITS IN OVERWHELMING NUMBERS THREW AWAY EVERY DECENT PRINCIPLE THE REAL LIBERAL PARTY STOOD FOR BEFORE TORY CLEGG BECAME LEADER

  22. sarntcrip

    UKIP = NOTHING MORE THAN MORE OUT OF TOUCH TORY BANKERS

  23. sarntcrip

    I WOULD REFER GREEN ONLY BUT THEY DO NOT HAVE THE NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE,ONLY WISH THEY PUT UP A CANDIDATE WHERE I LIVE BUT THEY WON’T

  24. sarntcrip

    WHILE LOONIES LIKE UKIP WOULD BE REPRESENTED IT WOULD BE IN PROPER PROPORTION AS MORE EXTREME PARTIES ARE IN GERMANY THEREFORE NOTHING TO BE SCARED OF

  25. redgeorgie

    Clegg allowed the referendum to fail even though he put it in the coalition agreement, encouraged people to vote for it, and AV would have helped the very party he’s leader of?
    Yeah that makes sense. I guess the Lib Dem policy of a PR voting system is also another genius way of helping the Tories. Or maybe limiting donations to £10,000 would help the Tories when the biggest backers give many times over that amount to the Tories.
    Also, all caps and no punctuation does not make your argument any more valid.

  26. Laura

    I am a member of the Green Party and of course will be voting green in May. They are the only party to listen to the people and want to benefit the majority not the minority! Real people with real life skills!

  27. Vote Green Y'all!

    Stand yourself! They’re trying to stand in every constituency but unfortunately lack the funds – they’ve only just succeeded in crowdfunding 70k to help stand and advertise another few hundred candidates, when that’s the same amount donated by corporations and rich individuals to the Tories every 36 hours….I think it’s more a case of ‘currently can’t’ than ‘won’t’.

  28. Leon Wolfeson

    Quite

  29. Leon Wolfeson

    Not sure how turning the lights off does that, but hey.

  30. Leon Wolfeson

    Better the cash be spent campaigning for PR than standing in regions where you won’t be elected under FPTP.

  31. keeshond

    If PR is your priority it would be better to vote and even campaign for any candidate who stands a chance of winning against an incumbent Conservative. I admit it would be hard for a Green supporter to vote UKIP, but with the Tories on course to be the largest parliamentary party their opponents on the ground may have to hold their nose and vote tactically just one more time if they want to finally get rid of England’s rotten First Past The Post electoral system.

  32. Leon Wolfeson

    How is voting for anti-PR candidates remotely helpful?

    Voting for repellent pro-austerity candidates, hence endorsing their views, is part of the problem.

  33. sarntcrip

    as a disabled person i would be unable to give a campaign the required oomph had i been the guy who was fit and able some years back i may well have done so

  34. Thomas

    The Lib Dems will be toast when the voters have finished with them. And it’s their own fault.

  35. LeftLeaner

    I think a coalition of Labour with a Green, SNP , PC backing would be the best outcome. Hopefully this will mean a stable party who is willing to give in to some concessions of the left. I’ll be voting Green but in my area the Tories will win anyway so I’ll be voting with my principles. If Labour had a chance of ousting the Tories here I would be voting tactically. A Govt without Tories and UKIPs is the main hope. Oh and that all Lib Dem MP survivors leave the party and move to the Greens and that Nick Clegg is ousted from his seat in Sheffield

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