More than half Labourlist readers believe the next government will be Conservative, according to survey

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24th August 2020 09:58 - Central Government

More than half Labourlist readers believe the next government will be Conservative: A survey of Labourlist readers has found that 55% believe a Conservative government in some form after the next election is most probable - with 45% believing a Labour-led administration would be the outcome (when omitting 'don't know' answers). 

The survey of Labourlist readers -a British news website supportive of, but independent of the Labour Party - polled 7,197 readers between August 14 and August 16. 

Breaking down the results further, more than a quarter (26.7%) said they think the outcome will be a Conservative majority, while 12.3% said it will be a Conservative minority government (12.3%) and 4.2%, a Conservative-led coalition. 

Just 8.4% said they believed a Labour majority would be the outcome, while 14.9% predict a Labour-led coalition, and  11.7% believe a Labour minority government will be the result. 

Around a fifth of respondents (21.8%) answered 'don't know'.  

A similar survey was conducted by ConservativeHome (considered the Conservative eqivalent to Labourlist) and found almost three-quarters of readers (74%) predict a Tory majority.

The poll also asked respondents if they were happy with Keir Starmer's leadership so far, with 34.3% saying they were 'very unhappy', and 33.8% saying they were 'very happy'. Around one in seven (16%) said they were 'fairly happy', while 13.8% said they were 'fairly unhappy'. 

When asked about their favourite Labour cabinet members, David Lammy came top, followed by Ed Milliband, Rosena Allin-Khan, Angela Rayner and Lisa Nandy.

Anneliese Dodds, Emily Thornberry, Cat Smith, Andy Mcdonald and Jonathan Ashworth also featured in the top ten.

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