Political polling – 27 May 2021

Conservatives extend lead to 11 points

Survation’s first post-local elections voter intention poll has the Conservatives with an 11 point lead over Labour. In the week before the local elections, our voter intention poll had shown the two parties almost neck and neck in line with a trend of narrowing poll leads for the Conservatives. However, in today’s polling, this has gone into reverse.

The fieldwork for today’s poll was on 25 – 26th May but mainly completed prior to the Cummings select committee evidence.

There is a similar trend in the approval ratings of Boris Johnson, who is up 11 points in net approval to plus 4% and Keir Starmer who is down 7 points to minus 11%.


Boris Johnson retains a clear lead on who would make the best Prime Minister, leading Starmer by 45% to 28%. Johnson is up 4 points and Starmer down 5 points on our previous poll.


The Government’s overall approval rating has moved into positive net ratings, with a plus 5% approval, up 8 points.



Survation interviewed 1,041 respondents, adults aged 18 plus in the UK,  25-26 May ’21. Changes w/ 27-29 April ’21.

Data tables:

Survation May 2021 UK Politics Survey Tables




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