Home  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us
3:11 pm - Tuesday November 23, 4506

Poll shows smaller lead for British PM’s Conservatives

Agencies, London

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party holds a 16-point lead over the main opposition Labour Party ahead of a national election on June 8, an opinion poll showed, a smaller lead than other polls have suggested. Yesterday the YouGov poll conducted for The Times newspaper showed support for the Conservatives at 45 percent, down three percentage points from a YouGov poll conducted last week.

Labour increased its support by four points to 29 per cent, while the smaller Liberal Democrats were down two points at 10 per cent and UKIP rose two points to 7 per cent, The Times said. The poll findings excluded “don’t knows” and “would not vote” responses.

The YouGov poll suggested a somewhat tighter race than the picture painted by two other surveys published earlier yesterday which had shown the Conservatives enjoying leads of 23 and 22 points over Labour. One of those two polls, by Ipsos MORI, said the lead of the Conservatives was equal to that commanded by former prime minister Margaret Thatcher before her 1983 landslide victory.

The Times also said its YouGov poll showed that for the first time since June’s Brexit vote more voters believed that the referendum decision to leave the European Union was a mistake than those who thought it was the right decision.

Forty-five percent of respondents thought it was the wrong decision compared with 43 per cent who said it was correct while 12 per cent said they did not know. British voters split 52-48 per cent in favour of leaving the EU at the referendum which the government has said cannot be reversed. May, who replaced David Cameron as prime minister shortly after last June’s referendum shock, repeatedly ruled out a snap election until April 18 when she announced the June 8 vote.

May is seeking to bolster her majority in parliament ahead of potentially disruptive EU divorce talks and has gambled that the low level of support for the Labour Party under left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn gives her a good chance to achieve that. The Times/YouGov poll was reported by the newspaper’s deputy political editor on Twitter. Details of the sample size and the dates of polling were not immediately available.

Posted in: World

You might like:

Govt will help farmers to get rid of every crisis: Chouhan Govt will help farmers to get rid of every crisis: Chouhan
Revenue Minister distributes Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Yojana’s certificates to trainees Revenue Minister distributes Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Yojana’s certificates to trainees
Hafiz Saeed’s new video on Kashmir Hafiz Saeed’s new video on Kashmir
CM Chouhan performs Pooja-Archana in Mahakaal Mandir CM Chouhan performs Pooja-Archana in Mahakaal Mandir