Labour maintains strong lead over Conservatives

Survation carried out polling of 2,033 adults in the UK between 28th and 30th March 2022. The fieldwork shows Labour on 42% with a lead of 6 percentage points, the same as 21st February 2022. 

Both party leaders have seen their approval rating increase, with Keir Starmer at a -1.5% net approval rating compared to -6% previously, and Boris Johnson’s rating increasing more significantly to -19% from -30%. Johnson’s historically low rating of -35% in January followed the ‘Partygate’ affair. 

Both parties have a net approval above their respective leaders, with the Conservatives on -16% and Labour on +5%. 

Although the net favorability of the Government is still negative (-17%), it has begun to increase since February, as the effects of so-called Partygate appear to slowly fade away and the Russian-Ukraine crisis comes into the forefront of the news cycle.

Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson are close on who would make the best Prime Minister, with Starmer down 1% to 37% and Boris Johnson up 2% to 35% from a month ago.

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BPC Statement: All polls are subject to a wide range of potential sources of error. On the basis of the historical record of the polls at recent general elections, there is a 9 in 10 chance that the true value of a party’s support lies within 4 points of the estimates provided by this poll, and a 2 in 3 chance that they lie within 2 points.

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