Gap closes between Labour and Conservatives in dramatic poll shift
- Credit: PA
The Tories have suffered from a massive shift in opinion as the gap between their party and Labour shrinks to just six points in a new Survation poll.
The poll showed Labour's support on 29% with 35% supporting the Conservatives, leaving the gap between the two parties at just 6%.
The survey was carried out when the election campaign formally began last week and showed Labour jumping 3% while the Tories climbed 1% since the end of October when the last survey was conducted.
While Labour have managed to squeeze the gap between their party and the current frontrunners, the Lib Dems and Brexit party both appear to have made losses with the Lib Dems on 17% and Brexit Party down two points to 10%.
The Greens are currently on one per cent and SNP four per cent.
You may also want to watch:
It suggests the smaller parties are seeing support lost to the two largest parties.
Age appears to be one of the largest factors in voter decision making, with 50% of 18-34 year-olds intend to vote for the Labour Party while 56% of people aged 65 and over intend to vote for the Tories.
- 1 Tory MP blames 'chaotic parents' for children going to school hungry
- 2 Boris Johnson 'hid in bedroom' to avoid grilling on Brexit stance days before becoming PM
- 3 Tory MP says policies no longer match 'principles on which millions have backed us'
- 4 George Osborne says it is 'game over' for Boris Johnson over free school meals
- 5 Danny Dyer praised for criticisms of Tory party - pointing out Etonians can't run the country
- 6 UKIP set to select 'Dr Gammons' as candidate for London mayoral election
- 7 Liz Truss' department slammed for false claim about cost of soy sauce after Brexit
- 8 Andy Burnham could have been 'halfway through tenure as PM by now', claims commentator
- 9 Minister sparks concerns about pig semen after Brexit
- 10 Liz Truss to deliver speech rejecting 'Britain First' strategy ahead of US election
The polling is likely to be seen by Labour as a sign of encouragement, but it does not take into effect Nigel Farage's decision to stand down Brexit Party candidates in more than 300 seats.
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.