Keir Starmer's polling figures highest for Labour leader since 2007

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer during a visit to the University of Edinburgh School of Medicine.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer during a visit to the University of Edinburgh School of Medicine. - Credit: PA

A new poll from YouGov has seen Keir Starmer's perception with the public rise again with 37% now believing he would make the best prime minister.

It is an increase of two points compared to a week ago, whilst Boris Johnson has failed to change opinion this week, remaining static on just 30% of support.

The figures put Keir Starmer on the best performance for a Labour leader with the pollster since September 2007 when Tony Blair was prime minister - more than 4.756 days ago.

The only other polling since to put Labour ahead of their Tory counterpart comes from a Gallup poll in January 2009 when Gordon Brown outperformed David Cameron. 

In the YouGov polling Starmer picked up 9% of support of 2019 Conservative voters, 71% of Labour voters and 69% of Lib Dem voters.


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The Labour leader was also backed by 17% of Leave voters in the EU referendum.

Johnson's approval ratings are now at the lowest since last September, with the numbers approving of his performance dropping four points since last month.

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Martin Phillips tweeted: "Hugely significant because this is the question that has biggest influence on who wins election. The biggest Labour lead since Gordon didn't go for the snap election."


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