Jeremy Corbyn: This cannot be happening… April 19, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
UK Polling Report continues its indefatigable coverage of polls in that state. And what’s this? Why a YouGov/Times poll from late last week which has Labour ahead of the Tories.
Topline voting intention was CON 31%, LAB 34%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 17%, GRN 3%. The poll follows a torrid few weeks for the Conservative party – a badly received budget, IDS’s resignation, the Tata steelworks and the week long fuss over David Cameron’s tax affairs. All of that has occured against the backdrop of the party arguing with itself over Europe and saying very little about any other issue. It’s always difficult to link a drop in support in the polls to specific events, but there are plenty of plausible reasons for a fall.
A later ComRes poll has the Tories ahead by 5% – 35% to 30% but as UKPR notes ComRes polls are consistently the most favourable to the Tories due to weighting.
Look, polls are variable, snapshots, but even for one J. Corbyn’s LP to be making these sort of strides hasn’t been part of the narrative that the press in the UK and many what one might over-kindly term post-left commentators have put about.
Meanwhile Brexit news. 50% for remain, 50% for leave in the YouGov/Times poll. Turnout will be all, though some analyses suggest that it’s not quite as tight.
Interestingly guess whose figures are increasing on that issue though articulating a remain message?
…the only person whose figures have increased is Jeremy Corbyn, who with 28% trust is now more trusted on Europe than Cameron.
No, no, that can’t be right either. Or the fact that Osborne ‘lags behind Corbyn on the question of who would make the best PM’.