LONDON – Britain’s opposition Labour Occasion has caught up with the governing Conservatives for the primary time since Boris Johnson turned Prime Minister in July final yr, a YouGov opinion ballot confirmed.
Knowledge launched late on Friday confirmed the Conservatives and Labour each on 40% assist, primarily based on on-line polling of 1,618 adults carried out on Sept. 16 and Sept. 17.
A earlier YouGov ballot on Sept. 9 confirmed the Conservatives on 42% and Labour on 37%.
That is the primary time YouGov, considered one of Britain’s major polling organisations, has proven Labour degree with the Conservatives since Might 2019, simply earlier than Theresa Might mentioned she would resign as prime minister and whereas Jeremy Corbyn nonetheless led Labour.
A ballot by Opinium on Aug. 30 additionally confirmed the 2 events degree.
Johnson turned prime minister in July final yr and in December received the Conservatives their largest election victory since 1987, gaining an 80 seat majority which is more likely to hold them in energy till at the very least 2024.
Nevertheless Johnson’s reputation has fallen since December, due largely to rising public concern about his authorities’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic.
Confronted with a selection between Johnson and Labour’s new chief Keir Starmer – a former chief prosecutor who succeeded Corbyn in April – 35% of these polled mentioned they most well-liked Starmer, whereas 30% favoured Johnson.
Labour begins its annual occasion convention this weekend, whereas the Conservatives maintain theirs from Oct. Three-6.