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Detailed data from the YouGov/ST polls finds that fewer current CON voters would back party if Boris was leader

August 10th, 2014

The mayor attracts votes as well as turning some off

Thanks to George Eaton at the New Statesman for picking this up. A Boris-led Tory party could lead to fewer current CON voters backing the party.

Looking at the detail in the table above we see that there’s a 5% drop amongst current CON supporters with the main beneficiary being the Lib Dems. The big figure, of course, is the 20% of UKIP voters who’d move to a Boris-led CON.

The Westminster Hour The Boris polling item that I was due to be part of has been dropped.

Mike Smithson

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