Starmer facing 2024 election wipeout: Humbling poll lifts lid on deepending Labour crisis
The Savanta Comres poll, published on Thursday, came as a bitter blow to Sir Keir on the day he delivered a keynote speech which was perceived by many as a bid to relaunch his leadership. The research, which involved interviews with 2,170 UK adults aged 18 and over online from February 12 and 14, suggested 43 percent saw Mr Johnson as making the best Prime Minister, compared with 38 percent in January.
By contrast, Sir Keir’s tally – 27 percent – was four down on the previous month.
Additionally, Boris Johnson’s net favourability rating of -2 percent (up six points compared with last month, now eclipses that of Sir Keir on -4 percent (down two points).
As for voting intentions, the Tories on 42 percent (up one point), Labour 37 percent (down one, the Lib Dems seven percent (down one), the SNP four percent (unchanged) and the Greens three percent (down one).