Two thirds believe Corbyn won’t lead Labour to victory in 2020 election, survey finds

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16th September 2015 11:57 - Central Government

According to the findings of a recent survey on behalf of The Independent, two thirds of people do not think that Jeremy Corbyn will lead the Two thirds believe Corbyn won’t lead Labour to victory in 2020 election, survey findsLabour party to victory in the 2020 general election.

Just 34 per cent of the respondents said that they believe that Corbyn would win the general election in 2020, whereas 66 per cent said that it isn’t likely that he would lead Labour to win.

Of the 2,000 people who responded to the survey, 30 per cent said that Andy Burnham would be the candidate who would be most likely to improve the chances of the Labour party at the next general election (it is important to note that this survey was undertaken prior to Corbyn being appointed as Labour leader).

Despite 29 per cent of the respondents believing that Corbyn would offer the best chance of enhancing Labour’s election success, approximately 48 per cent said that he is the candidate most likely to harm Labour’s chances of victory, representing an increase since June’s 33 per cent.

When it came to Yvette Cooper, the findings showed that her popularity had increase since June, with a rise from 20 to 23 per cent. On the other hand, the number of people who believed that Liz Kendall was most likely to lead Labour to a general election win fell from 25 per cent to 19 per cent.

The researchers also discovered that Corbyn is most likely to be perceived as the best candidate by young people, however, this cannot be said for the older demographics. Of those aged between 25 and 34, approximately 39 per cent said that Corbyn is the candidate who is most likely to increase Labour’s chances of winning, whereas 58 per cent of the 45 to 54 year olds and 69 per cent of those aged 65 and above said that Corbyn is likely to harm Labour’s chances of success in the next general election.

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