Boris Johnson surges ahead of Jeremy Corbyn in the polls

Mail Online | 11/16/2019 | Glen Owen Political Editor For The Mail On Sunday
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Boris Johnson has extended his lead over Jeremy Corbyn as he strengthens the Tories’ grip on working-class voters.

This week’s Deltapoll survey for The Mail on Sunday gives the Conservatives a 15-point lead, up from 12 points last week, with the governing party on 45 per cent and Labour on 30.

Tory - Strategists - Slump - Liberal - Democrat

Tory strategists will be encouraged by the slump in Liberal Democrat support – down five to 11 per cent – given the attempts by its leader Jo Swinson to form a pro-Remain tactical voting pact against the Conservatives.

Mr Johnson will need to pick up a string of Labour-held seats in northern working-class areas if he is to return to Downing Street with a healthy majority. The poll suggests that his clear pro-Brexit policy – unlike Mr Corbyn’s contortions on the issue – are winning him support in Leave-backing areas.

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While the Conservatives hold a 13-point lead in the highest ABC1 social brackets, that stretches to 17 points among C2DE blue- collar workers.

The complexity of the planned voting patterns in this Election leaves pollsters wary about making seat projections, but a uniform national swing in line with these figures could give Mr Johnson a majority of 108.

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A largely gaffe-free week on the campaign train for the Prime Minister has helped his net approval score move back into positive territory, at plus 4 – a thumping 47 points higher than Mr Corbyn.

If the Labour leader puts in an unexpectedly strong performance during the televised Election debates – starting with his head- to-head showdown with Mr Johnson on ITV on Tuesday night – it could give him a boost.

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However, most voters do not expect this: 29 per cent think Mr Johnson will do best, compared with 16 per cent who have confidence in Mr Corbyn.

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