Party and leader fall further behind Tories on several measures after dirty by-election campaign
Keir Starmer’s – and his party’s – standing has fallen even further behind the Tories, despite a scraped win last week in Batley and Spen helped by a smear campaign against a rival candidate and Tory Matt Hancock’s implosion.
Starmer now stands even further behind the dire Boris Johnson on the question of who voters think would be the best Prime Minister:
And Starmer’s personal approval rating has also dropped, while Labour has fallen further behind the Tories in Westminster voting intention, as the Stats for Lefties Twitter account noted:
As previous polls have observed, Starmer is an electoral handicap to his party – making his absence from Batley and Spen in the last couple of days of the campaign a likely contributor to a majority of just 323 votes, down from more than 3,500 in the supposed low of 2019. But his party, void of policies, is doing little better. If Labour has any interest in returning to power, he needs to be removed – and not replaced by any of the other non-oppositional personality and character vacuums the right might want to put in his seat instead.
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