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First snap poll since election suggests public voted to get rid of Tories rather than for Labour

by LLB political Reporter
5th Jul 24 3:21 pm

Three quarters (73%) of the public say the biggest factor behind Labour’s landslide victory was wanting the end of a Conservative government, rather than a desire for a Labour government, according to a new snap poll from Savanta.

In the first snap poll since the election result, just one in five (21%) say the biggest factor in the result was voters wanting a Labour government and 6% say they don’t know.

However, Savanta’s research, conducted today (5 July) suggests half of the public feel optimistic (49%) about the prospect of a new Labour government, with just over a third (37%) saying they feel pessimistic. Over four in ten (45%) say they feel happy at the prospect.

One in three (35%) of UK adults say they are excited about the prospect of a new Labour government, with the same proportion (34%) saying they are fearful.

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Rishi Sunak (33%) is most likely to be held responsible by voters for the Conservative Party’s historic defeat, of all Conservative leaders since 2019. Three in ten (29%) say Boris Johnson is most responsible with only a quarter (24%) saying Liz Truss.

Among Conservative 2024 voters, over four in ten (44%) say Liz Truss is most responsible, 25% say Sunak and just 23% say its Boris Johnson.

Chris Hopkins, Political Research Director at Savanta said, “Labour begins its time in office today following a historic landslide, and that should not be understated. But nor should the sentiment voters are expressing to us – that many of them think the biggest factor in yesterday’s election was against the Conservatives, more than a genuine desire for a Keir Starmer government.”

“That being said, there is some hope. Half the public feel optimistic about the prospect of a new Labour government. One in three even say they’re excited, although the same proportion say they’re fearful as well.”

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