With just under 3 weeks to go until polling day, the new Ipsos Mori poll is in and the figures for Labour’s polling in England are remarkable.
With bookmakers across the country expecting a Conservative landslide, few would have predicted the huge surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party over the last two weeks.
Labour have increased their overall polling score by almost 10 points, and if they still retained support in their former Scottish heartlands, Labour would be polling almost neck and neck with the Conservatives.
Jeremy Corbyn’s party are polling significantly higher than the Tories in the north of England as well as London, but it is Labour’s overall share of the vote in England which is the most remarkable.
Many in the media have already written off Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of victory and assume the Tories will take a landslide win on June 8th, but with 39% of those polled in England saying they will back Jeremy Corbyn, an upset does indeed look possible if a further surge in support occurs combined with a drop in support for Theresa May’s party.
Furthermore, this latest Ipsos Mori poll was carried out between the 15th and 17th of May which was BEFORE the Conservatives released their manifesto – a manifesto which has been received extremely poorly by the public.