One Third of Becky’s Supporters Willing to See Labour “Unelectable”

22 Jan

New YouGov polling has found that one third of Rebecca Long-Bailey’s supporters are “completely unwilling to compromise any Labour values, even if this means the party is unelectable.” Only 5% of Keir Starmer’s supporters refuse to compromise with the voters and just 4% of Lisa Nandy’s supporters prefer purity in opposition. Emily Thornberry did not […]

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2nd YouGov MRP Poll Halves Projected Tory Majority

10 Dec

The second YouGov MRP – this time of over 100,000 people – has halved their last predicted Tory majority; from 68 to only 28, Guido has been told by an insider polling expert… It looks like the reduction is coming at the expense of both a handful of Tory campaign cock ups and a Brexit Party […]

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Labour Realise Public Cares About Brexit

28 Nov

The BBC is reporting Labour woke up this morning, saw the results of YouGov’s MRP constituency poll and finally realised the British public care about Brexit. It seems like only yesterday Labour took Sky News to court for describing this as the ‘Brexit Election’… The seismic poll – which projects the Tories winning a 68 […]

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This high-stakes Brexit election of gambles is currently too tough to call

26 Nov

With the party manifestos now released, the respective party positions on Brexit remain an area of contention.  The Labour Party – sticking with its position of “Brexit triangulation” – have pledged to renegotiate the UK’s withdrawal deal with the EU if it is elected to power, and subsequently put this new deal to the British […]

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YouGov: Boris Narrowly Wins Debate

19 Nov

Boris will celebrate this, given Corbyn is a more natural 1v1 debater… UPDATE: See the poll results in detail here: YouGov / Sky News Post debate scores Trustworthy Corbyn 45 Johnson 40 Prime ministerial Corbyn 29 Johnson 54 Likeable Corbyn 37 Johnson 54 In touch with ordinary people Corbyn 59 Johnson 25 1,646 GB adults who […]

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Is the support of Brexit-backing voters in ex-industrial towns key to the Tories winning the election?

15 Nov

The Brexit Party’s announcement that it will not stand in the 317 seats the Conservatives won at the 2017 General Election is a notable development – but not quite the game-changer some make it out to be. The risk remains of a “pro-Leave split” allowing Labour to cling on to Brexit-leaning seats such as Halifax […]

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Long read: Are opinion polls biased towards Leave?

29 Oct

Much of public opinion polling in the UK is nowadays conducted online. This has many advantages as it allows polls to be conducted more cheaply, but it also runs into several problems. Thiemo Fetzer (University of Warwick) illustrates some of the technical issues that arise using the example of the British Election Study, which is an important point of reference for […]

Snap Poll: Public Want the Deal Passing

18 Oct

Important snap poll from YouGov. Top lines: Excluding ‘don’t knows’, the public want the deal passing by 63% to 37% A quarter of remain voters, Labour voters and Lib Dems want the deal passing – less than half of each group oppose passing the deal Only 10% of Leavers and Tories oppose passing the new […]

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The Welsh people are backing Boris all the way in his quest to get Brexit over the line

16 Oct

Welsh politics often struggles to break through into the consciousness of a Westminster-dominated media but Tuesday was an exception as Boris Johnson and the Conservatives topped the latest YouGov poll in Wales. As someone who has been through an election or two, I always try to hit a cautionary note when it comes to such […]

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Tories Storming Ahead in the Polls

16 Oct

New YouGov polling for The Times has shown Boris’s Tories soar higher to a 15 point lead, making up more than the Labour and Brexit Party vote shares combined. The ‘Classic Dom’ strategy seems to be working… Interestingly, the poll found that since July, the Brexit Party vote has fallen by almost two thirds among 2017 […]

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Labour’s ‘Abolish Eton’ Policy Overwhelmingly Unpopular with the Public

23 Sep

Only 22% of the public support Labour’s new policy to abolish private schools, a snap YouGov poll has found, with 50% of the public actively opposing the move. Labour were desperate for new policies to distract from the chaotic start to their conference, turns out they should avoid coverage of their policies as well… The terrible […]

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Two-Thirds of Labour Members Ashamed of Britain

22 Sep

Ian Austin’s Mainstream commissioned polling from YouGov of Labour Party members and found a party that has moved on a long way from being Blair’s “political wing of the British people”. Corbyn’s Marxist Labour Party is very different and so are the members. Of course we knew they would nationalise and tax everything that moves […]

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Boris’ Popularity Up Since Prorogation

17 Sep

New YouGov polling has shown Boris’s popularity has risen since he prorogued Parliament. Further revealing the gap between Westminster Bubble outrage and public perception… The new polling also shows Corbyn’s unfavourability rating has risen by 2 points since the question was asked three weeks ago, and the public are beginning to notice Jo Swinson, with […]

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