Detailed data from the YouGov/ST polls finds that fewer current CON voters would back party if Boris was leaderAugust 10th, 2014
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) August 10, 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.