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Hague, IDS and Gove top Cabinet league table; Cable and Huhne get wooden spoons

Top3 The first survey of Tory members' estimation of the Coalition Cabinet reveals very strong support for William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith and Michael Gove. 92% of Tory members are satisfied with both the ex-leaders of the Conservative Party that are serving in David Cameron's Cabinet. 91% of members are satisfied with Mr Gove, the Education Secretary.

The survey which was conducted on 28 and 29 May - largely before revelations about Mr Laws' expense claims - found strong support for the now resigned Chief Secretary. Almost as many Tory members were satisfied with Mr Laws as are satisfied with David Cameron and George Osborne.

Mr Laws was by far the most respected Liberal Democrat member of the Coalition Cabinet. His net satisfaction rating of +70% contrasts with -4% ratings for Chris Huhne and Vince Cable.  The LibDem leader Nick Clegg comes 14th in the league table of 28 Cabinet members and attendees.

The new Home Secretary Theresa May has stormed up the league table since she was last rated by Tory members. Her net rating last November was just +16%. It is now +63%.

1,567 members were surveyed on 28th and 29th May. As blogged yesterday, 75% of Tory members (up 6% on a fortnight ago) now believe that the Coalition is good for Britain.

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Tim Montgomerie


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