Jeremy Corbyn urges caution over Labour leadership poll – BBC News

Jeremy Corbyn has urged his supporters to be “a bit cautious” after an opinion poll suggested he will romp to victory in Labour’s leadership contest.

The YouGov poll for The Times of 1,400 eligible voters put Mr Corbyn on 53%, 32 points ahead of Andy Burnham.

If the findings of the YouGov poll were repeated in the leadership election, Mr Corbyn would win without the need for second preferences to be counted.

YouGov president Peter Kellner said he “would personally be astonished if Corbyn does not end up as Labour’s leader” despite voting not starting until Friday and the result not being declared until 12 September.

But others were warning about reading too much into one poll, given the difficulties of carrying out a representative survey of Labour’s membership and those who have signed up as party supporters.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution over Labour leadership poll – BBC News

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5 thoughts on “Jeremy Corbyn urges caution over Labour leadership poll – BBC News

  1. Nick Fourbanks

    Jeremy Corbyn needs to pull this off in order to get some normality back into politics otherwise the country will further deteriorate for the average person leading to a complete breakdown in their families’ lives

    1. Geoff Reynolds

      This man Corbyn is what thus country has needed since before Blair handed the reins to Brown. We need a Labour man who will make labour a party for the ordinary man and woman in the street, not like the ones in power now is for those born with a silver spoon in their mouths and own a raft of companies, Tories look after the multi millionaires. Labour will start to look after the working class and bring back positive and not penalise the ordinary person for not being filthy rich. A Labour man with Labour values, A winner of the leadership and a winner at Number 10.

  2. Chris Bergin

    Think of the amount of money and resources that have been removed from the labour party and how much energy and spite will be mustered against him. unless all the negativity is counteracted very promptly the slightly socialist ideas will be toast and all humanity will loose out.

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