Poll by publication founded as Conservative newspaper suggests Corbyn clear winner
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was welcomed by a huge crowd in Sheffield last night for the BBC Question Time leaders’ special in what many insiders considered the ‘Tranmere moment‘ of the 2019 general election campaign.
But the good news for Labour supporters didn’t end there. Wales Online – founded as a Conservative newspaper – is no particular friend of Labour or Corbyn. But when it asked its readers questions about their opinion of the four leaders’ performance during the programme, Corbyn won every category.
By a distance.
- Asked ‘who won the debate’, six out of ten respondents said Corbyn. Boris Johnson trailed way behind with just over two out of ten.
- On the performance of the four leaders, Corbyn received an average score of eight out of ten
- On who had the best ideas, more than six out of ten respondents said Corbyn – more than three times Johnson’s twenty percent
- Asked to identify the best leader, more than half of those answering said it was Corbyn – more than double Johnson’s score
- On the question of who they trusted the most, fifty-five percent said Corbyn was the winner – more than three times the number who backed Johnson
- Asked whose priorities best matched what is important, Corbyn was named by more than six out of ten – almost three times as many as those who said Johnson
And crucially, 17% said the programme had changed their mind about who to vote for. On the numbers above, that could mean as many as ten percent of viewers deciding to back Labour.
The night was an disaster for the rambling Johnson – but LibDem Jo Swinson managed to outdo him, scoring in the low single figures in every category among respondents.
Vote Labour. After last night’s programme it seems many more will be doing just that.
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