To win votes in the mayoral election this Thursday, how much will “likeability” play a part? After all, a Londoner might be a faithful Tory voter but find Boris excruciating.
Or he/she might be a card carrying Labour supporter but loathe Red Ken.
A study by ComRes for the London Evening Standard/LBC/ITV London Tonight, has found the overall proportion of people who don’t like the Conservative Party but who do like Boris is higher than those who don’t like Labour but do like Ken.
Over a quarter of those polled (28 per cent) admitted to liking Boris even thoguh they didn’t like the Tories, whereas just 14 per cent admitted to liking Ken but not liking Labour. In other words Boris is more popular. Or perhaps Labour voters are more fickle?
Here’s the popularity contest in full:
I like the Conservative Party but not Boris 7 per cent
I like the Conservative Party and Boris 29 per cent
Net like Conservative Party – 36 per cent
I like Boris but not the Con Party 28 per cent
I like the Labour Party but not Ken 17 per cent
I like the Labour Party and Ken 27 per cent
Net like Labour Party – 42 per cent
I like Ken but not the Labour Party 14 per cent