Corbyn tops poll of party leaders – but Labour is losing ground, it seems

Jeremy Corbyn [Image: PA Images].

Good to see Jeremy Corbyn trouncing Theresa May on leadership; worrying that Labour appears to be losing its lead. Perhaps the conference season can revitalise matters.

Jeremy Corbyn goes into conference season with a stronger leadership rating than Theresa May, according to the latest poll for The Independent.

The exclusive study by BMG Research handed the Labour leader a better net satisfaction rating than the Prime Minister, weakened by a poor election result and dogged by cabinet splits over Brexit.

The survey also put the two parties neck and neck on voting intention, with both winning support from almost four in 10 voters.

When it came to the leaders’ performances, some 45 per cent said they are satisfied with Mr Corbyn’s performance, while 55 per cent said they are dissatisfied – giving him a net score of minus 10.

For Ms May, only 41 per cent said they were satisfied with her performance, and 59 per cent said they were dissatisfied, giving the Prime Minister a lower net satisfaction rating of minus 18.

Asked which way they would vote in a general election if it were to be held tomorrow, 17 per cent of those likely to vote said they were undecided or preferred not to say at first time of asking.

But once pushed for an answer 38.9 per cent backed the Conservatives and 38.3 per cent backed Labour.

Read more: Public backs Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership over Theresa May’s by eight points, new poll finds

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4 thoughts on “Corbyn tops poll of party leaders – but Labour is losing ground, it seems

  1. Barry Davies

    The we don’t want to be independent apparently like so many stories based on statistics failed to mention how many people were asked, where the poll was conducted etc. without this information the figures are totally meaningless to any other than the media which wants to push its own agenda.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      From the source article: “1,447 individuals were surveyed 12-15 September. Results are weighted to reflect the profile of GB adults.”
      The poll would have been conducted across the UK.
      As this information was freely available to anyone who bothered to look, may I ask why you were trying to mislead readers of This Site?

  2. Zippi

    This shows that, regardless of performance, for some bizarre reason, more people are masochists than would vote £abour. Why, oh why, oh why do people vote Tory?

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