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19 July 2019

YouGov: Tories want Boris for the long run, not just Brexit

Results of the latest polling show most Tory voters (57%) want to see Boris Johnson managing the Brexit process, and while fewer want to see him running the country afterwards this figure is still relatively high at 46%.

These figures include the 42% of Conservative voters that want to see him do both, and only 24% want to see him do neither.

Shifting the focus from those who voted Conservative in 2017 to those who intend to vote Conservative if a new election were called yields very little difference: 60% want him running the Brexit process, 49% want him running the country, and 44% want him in charge of both.

Again, this sentiment remains similar among Leave voters: 56% would be happy having a Boris-run Brexit, and 41% are willing to see him run the country afterwards (39% would like both).

With Boris Johnson’s likely electoral strategy focussed on winning back Brexit Party voters, the results are very good news for him. More than three quarters (78%) of those who currently would back Nigel Farage’s party want to see Boris in charge of Brexit, with 58% wanting him to run the country (and 57% wanting both).

Jeremy Corbyn

The results make grim reading for Labour supporters, highlighting as they do the extent to which Jeremy Corbyn has lost the confidence of those who wanted to see his party take power in 2017.

Only a third (35%) of 2017 Labour voters want to see Corbyn running the country, with 26% wanting to see him managing Brexit. Just 22% want to see him do both. An astounding 42% of those who backed Corbyn’s party just two years ago say they don’t want him handling either responsibility.

Figures are rosier among those that say they would vote Labour in an upcoming General Election. Six in ten (62%) would want to see Corbyn running the country, and 47% want to see him in charge of Brexit, while 44% want him running both. [...]

Full article on YouGov

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