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Conservatives are polling lower than under Liz Truss, YouGov finds

02 May 2024 2 minute read
Liz Truss(L) Photo Stefan Rousseau- Rishi Sunak Photo Dominic Lipinski PA Images

The Conservatives are currently polling lower than under Liz Truss, the latest data from YouGov has revealed.

The latest YouGov/Times voting intention poll finds the Tories on 18%, down -2 since April 24.

This is the lowest Conservative vote share of this Parliament, lower than under Liz Truss, when it sank to 19%.

By contrast, Labour are on 44% of voter intention, -1 since the end of April.

The last time YouGov recorded a lower vote share for the Tories was during 2019, in the run-up to the European Parliament elections of that year.

It also matches the lowest share Labour ever received under Jeremy Corbyn in the summer of 2019.

The lull in Conservative fortunes follows what was considered to be a successful week for the Prime Minister, in which the Safety of Rwanda Act passed into law, a 2p national insurance cut came into force, and Rishi Sunak set out ambitions to raise defence spending by 2030.


Mr Sunak is braced for a slew of defeats in Thursday’s local elections, and while reports suggest this could lead backbench Tories to challenge his leadership, senior Government figures including Kemi Badenoch and Penny Mordaunt have rushed to his defence.

According to YouGov, only 43% of those who backed the Tories at the 2019 general election currently say they intend to do so again at the next general election.

Some 31% of over-65s, often considered the most likely demographic to use their franchise, intend to vote for the Conservatives.

Tory support among leave voters has also dropped, the polling firm says, leaving them fractionally behind Labour’s 28% of Brexit backers, at 27%.

Reform UK are picking up the most voters from this group, at 32%.

The party, seen as a challenger to the Tories on the right, is on 15%, the Lib Dems are on 10%, and the Greens are on 8%.

Sir Keir Starmer, meanwhile, leads in polling on who would make the best prime minister, with 34% choosing the Labour leader.

Rishi Sunak is at 18%, his joint-lowest score, having achieved the same several times since last year.

YouGov polled 2,010 UK adults between April 30 and May 1.

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20 days ago

Poor old Sunak, Johnson lied his backside off and wrecked the UK and sacked any conservative that was capable, Truss tanked the UK further (and continues to prove she has squirrels for brains).

Sunak must be wondering what he has done to deserve this now he has no talent left after Johnson and Truss tipped out the talent pool and left the general snot and scum to float to the government surface (he came second to the lettuce remember)….

top tip PM, call a GE and find out your approval rating for realz.

20 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

It said something that he had to pull David Cameron out of his coffin.

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20 days ago

Poll after poll now, it’s the same and a Rwanda flight taking off isn’t going to change it. The general public don’t want the 100% lie wall, being called ‘woke’ because they care about other people, to be dragged to and through a cess pit of culture wars being sold notions of non existent false enemies and with the demise of this morally debased and sick headed pretend government, the Overton window will be hauled back towards the centre to to remove the evil from view. Talk S**t TV has failed and the history rewriting GBeebies (Britain did not profit… Read more »

20 days ago

No wonder these clowns are so unpopular, they have just paid £3,000 to a volunteer to go and live in Rwanda, and have also paid the Rwanda Gov for 5 years of free board and lodgings for him , coming to around £2 million per person, when it’s up and running, also more than half the people due to be sent there, can not be located say the home office, and this is the “flagship policy ” they think will win votes, madness, utter madness.

20 days ago

The real mystery is why anyone would still vote for them!

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