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.
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