How Britain’s politics have totally changed
Back at the end of April when the Tories were totally split on the referendum YouGov tested how Corbyn did in its “best PM” polling against Cameron and a number of possible other contenders for the Tory leadership.
The LAB leader trailed the then PM by just 7% and was only 5% behind Boris. Perhaps not remarkably he had a 13% lead over Osborne and what’s interesting now is in the chart – Corbyn had a 7% lead over the the then home secretary Theresa May.
Now the new Prime Minister has a 34% lead over the current leader of LAB party.
The contrast between the two polls highlights the weakness of such comparative polling and how important incumbency is on this question.
It also shows the dramatic change that we’ve seen in British politics in just a quarter of a year. As well as that, I’d suggest, it demonstrates the opportunity that LAB had in the spring when the Tories were so weak because of the BREXIT vote. Corbyn played the referendum badly and the rest is history.