The Westminster sleaze scandals have seen voters switch from Tories to Labour, according to a slew of polls.
One survey suggests two-thirds of voters consider the Conservatives “very sleazy” in the of controversy over lobbying and second jobs.
Commentators say Boris Johnson continues to enjoy the backing of his party and MPs but that support is conditional on him being seen as a “winner” and maintaining the Tories’ lead over Labour in the polls.
Yesterday, a poll by Savanta ComRes for the Daily Mail put Labour six points ahead of the Conservatives.
The results, in which the Tories dropped four points and Labour climbed five since a similar poll a week ago, are based on a survey of more than 2,000 people in the UK, conducted on Thursday and Friday.
🚨NEW Westminster Voting Intention🚨
📈6pt Labour lead
On behalf of the Daily Mail
🔴Lab 40 (+5)
🔵Con 34 (-4)
🟠LDM 10 (=)
🟡SNP 5 (=)
🟢Grn 5 (+1)
⚪️Other 7 (-2)
2,019 UK adults, 11-12 Nov
(Changes from 5-7 Nov) pic.twitter.com/vwB4eU6GhU
— Savanta ComRes (@SavantaComRes) November 12, 2021
YouGov polling published on Friday also suggested the Tories had lost their lead, with its findings putting Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party neck and neck on 35%.
The polling, published in The Times, found two-thirds of voters viewed the Tories as “very sleazy”. A separate survey by Redfield & Wilton Strategies on Wednesday put Labour two points ahead of the Tories.
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