Political Polling 30th January 2019

Labour tacks a big knock, dropping 6 points, as the Tories gain a 7-point lead

The Tories gained amongst Leavers most extensively. Labour on the other hand has alienated both sides. On their Remainer wing they’ve lost ground to the Lib Dems while some of their Leavers have shifted to the Tories.

Approval of Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of Brexit sinks to a new low

Approval of Theresa May’s handling of Brexit is up slightly, while approval of Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit response has slumped to a new all-time low.

Theresa May’s ratings on this have edged up slightly to -30% (25% approve vs 55% disapprove) from -33% a fortnight ago (25% approved vs 57% disapproved). By comparisons Jeremy Corbyn’s net rating is on a huge -44% (16% approve vs 61% disapprove), down from -40% a fortnight ago (18% approved vs 58% disapproved). Only 42% of current Labour voters approve of the way Jeremy Corbyn has responded to the government on Brexit, while q quarter (26%) actively disapprove.

Opposition to May’s deal is dropping

Theresa May’s deal is still seen as bad, but not quite as bad as before, and outright opposition to the deal has dropped off dramatically in the past couple of weeks.

Currently 15% think Theresa May’s deal is good, while 45% think it is bad. However, there is definite improvement on a fortnight ago (only 12% thought it was good vs 50% who thought it was bad).

Now more than half (55%) of Conservative voters think their MPs should back the deal, up from 48% last week. Outright opposition to the deal amongst Tory voters has dropped off noticeably: a fortnight ago a third (32%) of Tory voters thought their MPs should vote down the deal, but this week it’s only 19%.

Similarly, outright opposition to the deal has fallen amongst Labour voters as well. A fortnight ago almost half (48%) of Labour voters thought their MPs should vote down the deal, which has dropped noticeably to only a third (35%).

Tables

See the full data tables here