We live in interesting times.
If you want cast-iron evidence that Labour’s polling surge is real and why it’s happening, polling company YouGov (owned by Tories) just provided it, with two tweets of their research into voter attitudes toward the policies of the two main parties following their manifesto launches.
YouGov published charts on Twitter of two polls they had conducted, mapping changes in the attitude of the electorate. One showed attitudes toward Tory policies and their credibility, before and after their policy launch:
The other showed the same data but with regard to Labour policies:
These changes certainly mean that Labour’s manifesto leak – if it was planned – was a stroke of genius.
Of course, how anyone can still think Labour’s policies are anything else but well thought through, when Labour’s policies are cogent and fully-costed, while the Tories’ manifesto is a mess of uncosted vagueness and grasping damage is hard to fathom. But prejudice and the relentless mainstream media narrative surely carry a lot of blame.
Of course, these results will have been weighted by YouGov – and as electoral expert John Curtice said after the local elections, the results there suggested that weighting was inflating Tory results by as much as ten percent, so it’s possible or even likely that Labour’s real results are substantially higher than shown above.
Regardless, Labour are now the only party with a chance of government that has serious, financially-literate policies to genuinely change this country for the better – and the more people who hear about them, the greater Labour’s surge is going to be.