Westminster Voting Intention and Leadership Approval Ratings

Survation’s latest voting intention poll, conducted 22nd-26th May, shows the Conservatives at 46% with a 12-point lead over Labour, which was the Conservatives’ winning lead in the December 2019 general election – but down on their 17-point lead in our previous polling, conducted 27th-28th April.


Westminster Voting Intention


The Conservatives retain a commanding lead with 46% compared to Labour at 33%. The 2% decrease in Conservative share and the 3% increase in Labour share since April combine to close the gap by 5 percentage points.




“Brexit Party” was not prompted in the list of parties. Rather, respondents wrote-in their intention to vote for the Brexit Party.


Leadership Approval Ratings


Looking at Conservative and Labour party leaders, Boris Johnson is enjoying a net +18% favourability rating, with Keir Starmer close on +16%. Johnson scored higher on both favourability and unfavourability, while more respondents said they were neutral or unsure about Starmer – and 5% said they had not heard of him.



Government Approval Ratings


While the Prime Minister is net rated +18%, the performance of the Government has a net favourability rating of +10%.




Survation polled 1,040 adults in the UK. Fieldwork was between 22nd– 26th May 2020. Data tables are available here.


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