Labour’s ratings boosted in new poll

18th May, 2017 1:16 pm

Labour has bounced up eight points in a new poll, with leader Jeremy Corbyn’s ratings also improving, a fresh poll suggests.

On Westminster voting intention, the Tory lead is still substantial, at 15 points, but they remain stable at 49 per cent vote share, whilst Labour has grown from 26 per cent to 34 per cent, in the Ipsos MORI polling for the Evening Standard. 

The Lib Dems are third, and could expect seven per cent of the vote, and UKIP are languishing on just two per cent, with the Greens overtaking them for fourth spot – sitting on three per cent.

On who would make a better prime minister, juts over half – 56 per cent – of respondents favour May, with 29 per cent backing Corbyn. This is an improvement of six points for the Labour leader compared to the same research from April of this year, with May’s support dropping five points – cutting her lead to just 27 points.

In other questions asked in the poll, six in ten think Labour isn’t ready for government, with a quarter of Labour voters agreeing. Economic outlook is also worsening, with 43 per cent thinking it will get worse in the next twelve months and just over a quarter, 27 per cent, thinking it will get better.

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