Labour’s Lead Over Conservatives Narrows, Raises Concerns of Sir John Curtice
In Liverpool, where the Labour Party’s conference is unfolding, Sir Keir Starmer, the party’s leader, has received a cautionary message from esteemed pollster Professor Sir John Curtice. Despite maintaining a 17-point advantage over the Conservatives on average, recent polling data is cause for concern.
A YouGov poll conducted this week revealed that merely 22 percent of all voters believe that Labour possesses a clear plan for the future of Britain. Reflecting on this matter in the Independent, Prof. Curtice underscored the inability of Sir Keir to make a lasting impression on the electorate. Notably, according to the latest Ipsos poll, Sir Keir holds a net satisfaction rating of -14.
The esteemed professor of politics further highlighted the challenges faced by Labour – a lack of clarity, uncertainties regarding competence, and the relative unpopularity of their leader. While the Conservatives themselves face a significant dearth of public regard, Prof. Curtice suggests that if Prime Minister Sunak manages to implement a successful turnaround, Labour’s seemingly unassailable lead could suddenly prove brittle and susceptible to change. Story Source