Latest General Election poll: Labour reaches highest rating yet


Labour gets highest rating yet in latest General Election poll
The polls have gradually been rising for the Labour party since the election campaign started (Picture: PA)

Labour has hit its highest poll rating since the General Election was called after launching its radical manifesto.

The Conservatives still have a big lead but Labour were up two points on 32 per cent, with the Tories down one on 45, a YouGov poll for The Times found.

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The Liberal Democrats surged three points and are now on eight per cent, while Ukip were up one on six per cent.

The poll was taken as Labour’s manifesto launch, which included big spending promises and taxing the rich and businesses, dominated the news agenda.

There has been a gradual rise in Labour’s polling numbers since the start of the campaign.

However, the poll of polls – the average of many polls that are carried out – put the Tories on 47 and Labour on 31.

Labour gets highest rating yet in latest General Election poll
Jeremy Corbyn’s party is now 13 points behind the Tories (Picture: Reuters)

YouGov’s Anthony Wells said: ‘Labour seem to be holding up because they’re still getting the votes of a substantial chunk of people who don’t like Corbyn and are presumably holding their noses and voting Labour anyway.’

Polls show Labour is more trusted by voters on the NHS, education and housing, while the Conservatives do better concerning the economy, immigration, law and tax.

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