UK PM Theresa May's Conservatives see poll lead narrow again
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 17:47
Her rival, Jeremy Corbyn, has said he would make sure there is a deal, though this would be little comfort to investors if Labour were to end up winning the election. It is subtitled: "On June 9th, this man could be Prime Minister". May has indeed performed badly, but most credit for Labour's poll bounce should go to Corbyn's energetic and hopeful campaign.
'Corbyn's brand of hard-core socialism would be a disaster'.
The Conservative campaign in Ashfield is invisible, with no posters, yard signs or canvassers. In practice, the threshold for a majority is around 323, because the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party takes up no seats that it wins in Northern Ireland.
"I want to form a Labour government with a majority to carry out this unbelievable programme which can give so much hope and opportunity for so many people".
The poll put the Conservatives on 45 per cent, down four points from a comparable survey on Ms May 18, with Labour up 6 points to 40 per cent.
"He doesn't seem like other politicians where it's just full of fluff and constant regurgitation of slogans; he seems to actually mean what he says".
Despite the gains, the odds remain against a Labour victory.
He said the "great team of very experienced people" included Sir Keir Starmer, one of the "leading lawyers" in the country.
With UKIP down to 4 percent support, this still looks like a good bet.
But one week risk-reversals - which capture the date of the June 8 election - on sterling-dollar showed their highest bias towards weakness since April 10 on Tuesday, suggesting investors were again turning negative on the currency. There is a striking difference in voting intentions across generations. Labour swiftly dubbed the policy a "dementia tax", and the Conservatives were forced to make a U-turn on the policy. For voters aged over 76, the Tory vote climbs to 68%.
Unsurprisingly, the only age group where the Tory party have been the most popular is with those over the age of 65. At the same time, Labour has gone on the attack for cuts to policing which have come into focus after last week's suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people.
Page said that Labour's share of the vote included many younger voters who had not voted before.
Labour's campaign is more traditional, with door to door canvassing offering an opportunity to test public opinion day by day.
"Labour will crack down on rogue bosses recruiting agency workers from overseas and invest in skills to meet the needs of new industries, the NHS and other public services".
Labour's manifesto launch might have motivated left-wing voters to take part in online polls, skewing the sample of those who voted Labour in 2015 toward people who will vote for it now. After a series of missteps since the start of the election campaign, the Conservatives have seen their massive lead shrink. It includes scrapping the Tories' controversial pay cap for NHS staff and dramatically improving public mental health services. Nevertheless, May's plans still rely heavily on being able to pass legislation through Parliament.
It includes a clip from Corbyn's appearance on Sky News last month when interviewer Sophy Ridge asked whether he could "condemn unequivocally the IRA". Corbyn's political life was spent in the wilderness of British politics. The close relationship that she boasted of at the time is less of an asset in the light of Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate deal, a deal broadly supported in the U.K. According to an Ipsos poll a year ago, 88% of respondents thought climate change was real, and 64% thought it was mainly caused by human activity. At least one poll has raised the possibility of a hung parliament, where no one party would have an outright majority - a scenario that could even see Corbyn as prime minister, if he could cobble together a coalition.
The Labour leader followed the Prime Minister onto a BBC Question Time special, but the two did not face each other in a debate. The manifesto represents an uneasy compromise between these forces.