The poll, of over 2,000 UK adults last weekend (16-18 December), puts Labour on 45% of the popular vote, unchanged from the previous week’s poll (9-11 December). The Conservatives drop by one point, from 29% to 28%.
This final poll comes after a turbulent political year, where the Conservatives have not led the Labour Party in a single voting intention poll and where, in October, Labour’s lead was as high as 30 points.
While Sunak’s Prime Ministerial honeymoon appears to be over with regards to voing intention polling, the Prime Minister remains neck-and-neck with the Leader of the Opposition in the Best PM metric, with both on 37%.
This is a far cry from October’s poll, where Starmer led the then-Prime Minister, Liz Truss, by 28 points.
Starmer’s net favourability rating of +3 is the only positive rating of any politician tested, with Ben Wallace (-5) closest to him.
The Prime Minister, on -10, is down 7 points from November’s poll, but is still some way from reaching the lows of Boris Johnson (-38, July 2022) and Liz Truss (-49, October 2022).
Chris Hopkins, Political Research Director at Savanta ComRes said, “Our final poll of the year shows a little bit of stability, with little movement from last week in the VI, and last month for the Best PM metric.
“It does appear, though, that Rishi Sunak’s polling bump has flatlined, and it still remains difficult to see where the good news that could help him close the gap further is going to come from.”