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Boris and Starmer are tied in opinion polls – 38% think Starmer looks like a prime minister waiting


Tories and Labor go head to head in public opinion polls – 38% of Britons say Keir Starmer looks like a prime minister waiting

  • Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer are now level in a new YouGov poll
  • In the last survey, the workforce rose three percent and the Tories two percent
  • The public regards Sir Keir Starmer as the Prime Minister waiting to succeed Mr Johnson
  • Sir Keir's strategy of attacking the government's handling of Covid is paying off.

Sir Keir Starmer equated himself with under attack Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the eve of Labour's first "virtual" convention, as nearly 40 percent of Britons say the opposition leader looks like the Conservative's successor as prime minister.

A YouGov poll found that Labor, which enjoyed record low popularity under Jeremy Corbyn's disorderly reign, is now affiliated with the Tory party.

The poll for The Times is a big boost for Sir Keir, whose strategy of attacking the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis seems to be paying off.

Around 35 percent of those polled believe the Labor leader would make the better prime minister, compared with 30 percent in favor of Mr Johnson.

The YouGov poll also shows that around 38 percent think Sir Keir is a prime minister waiting, while 31 percent don't.

The results are in line with a YouGov poll earlier this week that found that public support for the government's response to the coronavirus crisis has fallen to its lowest ever level, with a net of -33.

Sir Keir Starmer equated himself with under attack Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the eve of Labour's first "virtual" convention, as nearly 40 percent of Britons say the opposition leader looks like the Conservative's successor as prime minister

A YouGov poll found that Labor, which enjoyed record low popularity under Jeremy Corbyn's disorderly reign, is now affiliated with the Tory party

A YouGov poll found that Labor, which enjoyed record low popularity under Jeremy Corbyn's disorderly reign, is now affiliated with the Tory party

Sir Keir Starmer met on the eve of Labour's first

Sir Keir Starmer equated himself with under attack Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the eve of Labour's first "virtual" convention, as nearly 40 percent of Britons say the opposition leader looks like the Conservative's successor as prime minister

The results are in line with a YouGov poll earlier this week that found that public support for the government's response to the coronavirus has fallen to its lowest ever level, with a net of -33

The results are in line with a YouGov poll earlier this week that found that public support for the government's response to the coronavirus has fallen to its lowest ever level, with a net of -33

Sir Keir has deliberately distanced himself from former Labor leader Corbyn, whose tenure as party leader was plagued by criticism of Brexit, his handling of anti-Semitism within the party and his alleged support for terrorists.

The Oxford-educated opposition leader, a former director of the prosecution, has been careful not to be drawn into Mr Johnson's threats to revoke his Brexit divorce and disregard international law this week.

However, nearly half (49 percent) of those polled by YouGov said they still didn't trust Labor to deal with Britain's exit from the EU. Only 29 percent were in favor of Labor taking on the issue.

Over a third (35 percent) of those polled believed that Sir Keir, who took office as Labor leader in April, had improved the party, while four percent believed it had not.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes the numbers in YouGov poll are wrong and that his party is still ahead of Labor

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer celebrates after his party caught up with the Conservatives in an opinion poll

Sir Keir Starmer equated himself with under attack Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the eve of Labour's first "virtual" convention, as nearly 40 percent of Britons say the opposition leader looks like the Conservative's successor as prime minister

On domestic issues, the economy was a problem for Labor. Only 13 percent thought it was the topic that interested the part the most – compared to 40 percent of the public who think it's a top priority.

Last week, YouGov found that only three in ten (30 percent) of Britons polled think the government has handled the coronavirus crisis well – while two-thirds (63 percent) say Boris Johnson's government has done badly has handled.

This results in a net score of -33, a significant decrease from the previous score of -18.

Currently, 70 percent of Britons believe the national coronavirus situation is getting worse, up from 54 percent last week. At the end of August this was still a minority view, only 25 percent said so on August 25th.

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