Latest YouGov poll: Labour Party members’ growing support for Jeremy Corbyn
The International Business Times reports that the latest YouGov poll, commissioned by The Times – in sharp contrast with careerist MPs like Caroline Flint, Angela Smith and many more – reveals members’ growing support for Jeremy Corbyn.
Some of the findings of the YouGov survey of 1,019 Labour members, polled between Friday 15 July and Monday 18 July:
- 44% said they would definitely vote for Corbyn in the September leadership contest -an 8% increase compared to a fortnight ago.
- Another 13% said that they would probably vote for him.
- If there was a head-to-head contest, Corbyn is predicted to garner 58% of the votes against Eagle’s 34%.
- If Corbyn faced off Smith, he would secure 56% against Smith’s 34%.
- The YouGov poll finds that the party leader would beat Angela Eagle and Owen Smith, his rivals, by a margin of more than 20 points.
- The proportion who think that Mr Corbyn is doing well is now 55%, up four points in a fortnight.
His net positive score has gone up from three points to 14 and 54% of Labour members say that he would be their first preference in the forthcoming leadership contest, compared with 21% who back Ms Eagle and 15% who support Mr Smith.
Labour’s members, thought to number about 375,000, will vote on the leadership in September. Thousands more are expected to pay £25 to sign up to vote before a deadline tomorrow.
As Sam Coates, Deputy Political Editor of the Times, comments, “Corbyn’s popularity among grassroots Labour members has grown in spite of a barrage of criticism from MPs over his leadership”.
Posted on July 19, 2016, in Democracy, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party, Media, Politics and tagged grassroots Labour members, leadership contest, MP Angela Smith, MP Caroline Flint. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.