New polling shows voters “more likely” to vote for candidates who support strengthening the Hunting Act
Posted 20th September 2022
The polling was carried out independently by FindOutNow in June this year, with further breakdown data provided by Electoral Calculus.
Its findings also include:
- More than half of respondents say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who pledged to strengthen the Hunting Act
- There is almost no difference in support for strengthening the Hunting Act between rural (76%) and urban (78%) voters
- Voters in the seats likely to decide the next general election are as likely (79%) to back strengthening the Hunting Act as the national average (78%)
- Labour voters overwhelmingly support strengthening the Hunting Act – 87% agree the hunting ban should be strengthened
- Voters for all three major parties back strengthening the Hunting Act by a wide margin
- More than six in 10 (62%) of Liberal Democrat voters say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported strengthening the Hunting Act
Polling was conducted online by Find Out Now between June 11 and June 14 2022, and the total sample size was 5,187 adults. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+). MRP Analysis was conducted by Electoral Calculus. Both Find Out Now and Electoral Calculus are members of the British Polling Council.
 The 40 most marginal Conservative-held seats, the 126 most marginal seats that Labour needs to win in order to secure a majority at the next election, and the 53 red wall seats as identified by Dr Patrick English of YouGov.
Headline polling results:
 42 seats across the midlands, north Wales and the north of England identified as traditional Labour seats and lost to the Conservatives between 2017 and 2020. Full list available upon request
 53 Conservative held seats identified by Dr Patrick English of YouGov. These fit three criteria: 1) voted remain 2) higher than average graduates (25%+) 3) In Southern England. Full list available upon request.
 The 126 most marginal seats that Labour needs to win in order to secure a majority at the next election.
 The 43 most marginal seats the Liberal Democrats must win to return to 2010 levels.
 The 40 most marginal Conservative-held seats.