Labour steams ahead in latest poll as challenges and smears come to nothing

What are the anti-Corbyn mob going to do now?

We’ve had smear after smear – the anti-Semitism allegations are a busted flush now, actually creating a danger that genuine anti-Semitism will go unnoticed.

We’ve had a new challenge to the party’s current direction in the form of Turncoat Tom Watson’s “Future Britain Group”.

And we’ve had the departure of eight Labour MPs for “TINGe” – The INdependent Group of elitists, as it has been dubbed.

The result? Here it is, according to the most accurate polling company currently working in the UK, Survation:

That’s right – Labour is now the most popular political party in the UK, with 39 per cent of the vote.

The Tories trail by four points, having lost five, presumably due to public reaction to the Brexit fiasco.

And the other parties and groups are nowhere – particularly TINGe, which appears to have sunk without trace.

M’good colleague Steve Walker, over at Skwawkbox, reckons that Labour’s poll improvement may be connected with an improved focus on positive campaigning, coupled with a refusal to engage with right-wing trolls.

There’s substance to the claim, too; I was chatting with a friend in the supermarket yesterday, who said she was having success online, just by posting a link to the Labour manifesto and asking people to identify what they don’t like about it.

Personally, I think there is a place for engagement with right-wing trolls – here on news-based websites. Part of our job should be to bust the myths that are told about the Left.

Skwawkbox points out that, less than two years ago, the Conservatives were polling at 50 per cent.

Let’s see if – despite the party games, lies and trolling – Labour can get to the same level before another year is over.

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3 thoughts on “Labour steams ahead in latest poll as challenges and smears come to nothing

  1. Martin Paterson

    All positive news/data/speculation, but it is not true that the findings indicate that TIG has sunk without trace; rather they were not included in the survey because they are not a political party, so were not considered an option for voting intention.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Can you provide empirical evidence that this is the case? It seems to me that, as an organisation of MPs, there is no reason to discount it as such an option.


    TInGe have indeed sunk without a trace anyway, but it doesn’t help when Corbyn gives Armani the oxygen he needs (publicity) by flouncing out of a meeting, citing his presence as the reason.

    We all know that meeting was useless, anyway, and all May did was use the occasion to reiterate HER plans to carry on with her deal. She didn’t ask for the opinions of others, neither did she extend the hand of friendship and offer cross-party working.

    But please, no more giving air time to the useless Armani and friends. If it had not been for Corbyn’s exit, no-one would even have been aware of his presence. Let’s keep it that way.

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