But the same poll has the Tories 6% ahead
One of the things about this regular polling question on who people would prefer as PM is that the incumbent generally gets a huge boost and it is only very rare that we have a finding like that from YouGov today which puts the LOTO in the top slot.
To analyse what has happened I thought it might be useful to put the crossheads into to a chart as shown above and one thing that is happening is that while 4% of Labour voters from GE2019 choose Boris 8% of Tory voters from that election go for Starmer.
The LAB leader seems to be doing better with men than women while the socio-economic group split has Johnson doing particularly well amongst C2DEs but trailing amongst ABCs ones.
As you’d expect remainers go more for Starmer while leavers are with Johnson.
Whatever this is not a good place for Johnson to be.