So far no sign that Corbyn’s re-election is restoring LAB’s fortunes
If LAB was hoping that the end of its leadership contest with Corbyn continuing was going to restore its fortunes then there’s no sign of it yet. The latest Guardian ICM poll is out and has an overall split of:
CON 43%: LAB 26%: LD 8%: UKIP 11%: GRN 6%
It is the massive age differences that are very striking as can be seen in the chart above. LAB leads in one segment the 18-24 who are, of course, the group least likely to vote. Amongst the 75%+ group Corbyn’s party is on just 7%.
Corbyn always claims that his mandate comes from the members. Fine if that is what he wants to believe. But he has to lead his party in a way that shows that LAB can make inroads into the Tory position and so so there is zero indication that he’s doing that.