Carrie Johnson speaks at 2021 Conservative Party conference
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The Conservative Party have seen a rapid shift in its popularity in recent days as the Tory sleaze row begins to hurt the party in the polls. Recent polls have shown the Labour Party climbing ahead of the party led by Boris Johnson as recent revelations about MPs’ second jobs ad the Owen Paterson affair continue to hurt the PM’s party in voting intention polls.
Boris Johnson has suffered in the last week with the sleaze scandal and many hailing the final COP26 deal a disappointment.
The Prime Minister has maintained a positive lead ahead of his Labour rival since the 2019 election.
However, in the past week with the Tories hit heavily by scandal – the PM has been paying for it in the polls.
It is too often to say if this trend will continue, but the Tories are currently experiencing a significant slump not seen for a long time.
The first signs of decline for the Tory party were reported on November 8 when the Ipsos MORI poll was published.
Support for the Conservative Party fell from 39 percent to 35 percent.
Labour maintained its standing, attaining 36 percent support – pitching the party one percentage point ahead of the Tories.
This survey was undertaken before the sleaze scandal fully began but indicates a decline in support as a general trend for Mr Johnson.
Two days later (on November 10), Redfield and Wilton published a voting intention poll which also showed the Labour Party in lead.
Labour won 38 percent of the vote – putting them two percentage points ahead of the Tories on 36 percent.
Labour is now leading for the second time this year in the latest Redfield & Wilton Strategies poll published on November 15.
The party headed by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer won 37 percent vote share in the voting intention poll, which is one point less than the results from the last poll conducted on November 10.
The Tories trailed behind with 36 percent, while the Liberal Democrats came in third place with 10 percent, in the poll of 2,000 GB adults.
The remaining voting intention found the Greens winning five percent, the SNP attaining four percent and Reform UK walking away with four percent.
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Labour had a huge lead ahead of the Tories in a recent poll from Savanta ComRes, published on November 12.
The fieldwork for the poll began on November 11 on behalf of the Daily Mail found Labour had the support of 40 percent – a five percentage point rise on the previous poll.
The Tories walked away with 34 percent support, which is a four percentage point drop from the previous poll.
The Liberal Democrats and SNP maintained the same level of support at 10 and five percent respectively.
An Opinium poll published on November 13 gave Labour a narrower lead (37 to 36 percent).
The poll for the Observer was the first Labour lead over the Conservatives for almost a year in the wake of the Tory sleaze row and second jobs scandal.
The Lib Dems were on nine percent, Greens at seven percent and SNP at five percent.
Boris Johnson’s own approval rating has just slipped to a new low since last week.
His approval rating now sits at -21, with 30 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving of the job he is doing.
The Labour leader’s approval rating is -6 percent, slightly up.
The latest YouGov voting intention poll has the Labour and Conservative parties neck and neck on 35 percent each.
The poll, conducted for The Times, saw the Lib Dems walk away with eight percent of the vote share, the Greens with 10 percent and Reform UK with four percent.
The Labour leader surpassed Boris Johnson in YouGov’s latest best Prime Minister tracker.
A total of 29 percent of those polled between November 10 and 11 chose him as the best PM, while 27 percent said Mr Johnson was better.
A massive two-fifths of the vote share (41 percent) said they were unsure who was better.
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