Shock poll finds Jeremy Corbyn could have WON election if held today as Labour ahead
LABOUR’S stunning surge has continued according to a new poll which puts Jeremy Corbyn’s party three points ahead of the Tories. Despite projecting Labour to be the largest part if an election was “called tomorrow”, Survation, which carried out the poll for Good Morning Britain, says Jeremy Corbyn would still be short of an overall majority with 308 seats. But it would still be an improvement on 262 in this month’s election.
The Tories, on the other hand, are projected to drop from 318 seats to just 283, while Nicola Sturgeon’s slump is set to continue with the SNP falling from 35 seats to 27. Less than one in ten of the 1,005 respondents said the most important factor when deciding which way to vote was the quality of the party leader.
Only eigh per cent of people said they considered this factor above all, going some way to explain Labour’s surprise surge and the Tories slump. Throughout the election campaign Mr Corbyn was frequently directly attacked by opponents, while the Tories operated under an almost presidential-style Theresa May-led policy.
It now appears such tactics were ineffective.The data was described as “dramatic” by Survation, who were the most accurate polling company at this month’s General Election. They said the poll revealed a number of possible trends over the past six week. A statement said: “Labour benefited much more than expected from the decline in the vote share for UKIP. Working class voters in areas like the North and the Midlands did not, as had been thought likely, switch to the Conservatives from UKIP, but instead returned to voting Labour. “Where UKIP voters did switch to the Conservatives in large numbers, it was mainly in seats that were already safely Conservative.“Voters who had previously voted Lib Dem, in both 2010 and 2015, did not return to the party, with Lib Dem vote share contracting nationally from the last election.”.