Elections 2019: Tory still lead over Labour


LONDON: Research by Savanta ComRes, commissioned by the Daily Telegraph, shows Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party maintaining a 10-point lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. The data suggests the two main parties have both lost one point – now sitting at 42 per cent and 32 per cent.

The poll, conducted with 2,041 people between December 2 and 3, also found support for the Lib Dems and Brexit Party has also dropped, with both parties also losing a point.

Jo Swinson’s party now sits at 12 per cent, while Nigel Farage’s party is down to 3 per cent.  The SNP made gains, according to the new poll, gaining by one point to 4 per cent, while ‘other’ parties – including Independents and Plaid Cymru – were up by five points to 6 per cent. 

Savanta ComRes’ new poll comes as Europe Elects projected an 82 per cent chance of the Conservative Party winning a majority in the December 12 election. 

It projected the Tories would win 347 seats, while it predicted Labour would win 207. According to the data, the SNP would win 41, while the Lib Dems would win 32.

Earlier on Wednesday, a poll of polls, compiled by PA Media, put the Tories on 43 per cent, Labour on 33 and the Lib Dems behind on 13 . 

This marks almost a week of the Tories average lead being at 10. Meanwhile, the Brexit Party and the Greens both sit on three per cent.

Con 42 (-1)
Lab 32 (-1)
LD 12 (-1)
BXP 3 (-1)
SNP 4 (+1)
Grn 2 (-1)
Other 6 (+5)