Starmer gets approval rating boost – courtesy of Tory and Lib Dem voters

Keir Starmer: if Tories and Liberal Democrats like him, he’ll be electoral poison for Labour.

How humiliating for new New Labour leader Keir Starmer.

A survey by Tory-run pollsters YouGov has given him an approval rating of +23 – higher than that of Boris Johnson – partly courtesy of people who vote Conservative or Liberal Democrat and have a vested interest in duff Labour leadership.

It is no reason for anybody associated with Labour to feel proud – and certainly doesn’t bode well for the party’s election chances.

New Labour leader Keir Starmer has been given a boost thanks to YouGov polling today that shows he has a net approval rating of +23, which is higher than that of Boris Johnson.

Asked whether they thought Keir Starmer was doing well or badly as leader of the Labour Party, overall 40% said “very well” or “fairly well” and 17% said “very badly” or “fairly badly”.

More Conservative voters said he was doing well than badly, at 34% and 25% respectively. Lib Dem voters were very positive about Starmer, with a higher percentage saying well (63%) compared to Labour voters (54%).

Source: Approval rating of +23 gives boost to Keir Starmer – LabourList

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6 thoughts on “Starmer gets approval rating boost – courtesy of Tory and Lib Dem voters

  1. SteveH

    Or instead you could celebrate that Starmer is winning approval from other party’s supporters because we are certainly going to need all those votes and probably more if we are going to win the next GE.

  2. Grey Swans

    Dear Vox Political
    If we can get an early snap general election now from Tory Boris, we need to all vote for National Health Action party, to get medical professionals as MPs and Prime Minister, running parliament as government.

    Labour needs to lose Starmer’s seat as well as around 166 MP jobs, to give NHA party a chance to gain the 326 MP minimum to have a majority government.

    NHA has more than only vital NHS policies in this worst airborne plague in a century. We have no immunity to this novel plague.

    Many are the 2019 manifesto policies that Starmer is more and more rejecting.

    The socialist group of Labour MPs would need to run as Independents, on the basis of confidence and supply voting supporting to NHA in government.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      That is not going to happen. For a start, why would any Conservative leader give up an 80-seat majority?

      We’re stuck with the Tories until at least 2024.

      NHA Party won’t win any elections soon because it doesn’t have the following. It took Labour nearly 30 years to form it’s first government.

  3. Growing Flame

    In a first -past -the -post system, both Parties need to court two groups, their own supporters and , then, other voters who might switch to them with the right “moderate” policies. Which means that centrist Labour thinking has always tended to take the traditional Labour vote for granted but then abandon its radical roots to win over wavering Tories.
    This worked for Blair. But the final result was the loss of many seats in northern areas that had seen no improvement from New Labour policies which, quite specifically , avoided taking the radical measures needed to change the country and economy.
    Nationally Labour votes declined during each Blair election until defeat under Brown. Hardly any increase under the centrist Milliband but then a huge increase for Corbyn in 2017 .
    This increase then dropped for 2019 but ,even then,Corbyn still won more votes than Blair got in his last election. And more than Brown or Milliband.
    The strategy of relying on traditional Labour voters has died. They now need a REASON to vote Labour. That reason would involve pretty radical policies.
    Corbyn in 2017 and even in 2019 showed that you don’t have to court the small number of voters in the “middle-ground” any more. If you do, you find that your own true supporters will drift away.
    Starmer seems to want to repeat the mistakes of the Blair project.By appearing to be the true statesman who won’t do anything too serious. The problem is that we NEED some serious policies right now!

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