Starmer retains support of Labour members but no signs of a party united
A Survation / Labour List poll of 5,008 Labour Party members, following the first eight months of Keir Starmer’s leadership, has found the leader holding onto the support which gave him a comfortable victory in April, but a party which shows no signs at present of healing the divisions of the past few years.
55% to 40% believe the Labour Party is moving in the correct direction, is at the same time a sign of polarisation, and optimistic (49%)/ pessimistic (41%) shows the divide, with 63% believing the party divided.
On policy, a large majority (74%) believe the policies in the 2019 general election manifesto were broadly correct.
48% to 46%, believe Jeremy Corbyn should have been given back the party whip, but at the same time, a larger margin have a negative view of the former leader’s initial response to the ECHR report. On one issue, there is more unity with 63% not trusting the party’s disciplinary process.
– Favourability of senior politicians
– Direction of Labour Party
– Views and priorities on 2019 General Election manifesto policies
– Response to ECHR report
Survation conducted an online survey of 5,008 Labour Party members aged 16+ registered on LabourList, on behalf of LabourList. Fieldwork was conducted between 23rd – 25th November 2020. Data tables are available here, and a summary of results is available here.
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