Poll by Survation shows far higher numbers of potential ‘Independent Group’ voters defecting from Tories than from Labour
Survation was by a distance the most accurate polling company of the 2017 general election, being the only one to correctly predict the final result – in spite of ridicule from right-wing commentators.
On Thursday, the company revealed the results of its latest poll of Westminster voting intention, which showed Labour above 40% and the Tories trailing well behind – with the hapless ‘TIG’ (‘The Independent Group’ of quitter MPs) barely registering, on just one percent.
But a less widely-seen section of the poll also reveals an interesting aspect to what support exists for the ‘TIG’ – one that will strike a chord with every Labour supporter who has paid any attention to the ‘tiggers’ lack of policies, competence and vision.
The polling section shows the way in which voters for the minority parties – Greens, UKIP and TIG would vote if no candidate from their preferred option was standing in their area. The results are telling:
While five percent of TIG supporters would vote Labour in the absence of a TIG candidate, almost double that – nine percent – would vote Tory.
Put simply, the TIG – or Tinge, after their hopeless launch-day racism – is sucking almost twice as many voters away from the Tories as they can hope to fool into deserting Labour.
Hardly surprising, given that TIG’s absence of policy ideas, clearly ego-driven and self-obsessed MPs and loathing for anything actually approaching change – in spite of their disastrously planned party name – ape the Tories closely and bear no resemblance to the Labour Party that destroyed Theresa May’s majority in 2017 and saw the biggest surge in Labour votes since 1945.
The Survation results were reinforced by a poll published by BMG. The BMG results – which have often been anti-Labour ‘outliers’ – suggested that the quitter group is taking voters from the Tories at almost twice the rate of support it gets from ex-Labour voters.
Seems the quitters are disliked by everyone except those who prefer their politics vacuous – mainly those for whom even the hapless Theresa May is not quite useless enough.
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