UK News Jeremy Corbyn Could Beat Theresa May If Only Under-50s Voted, Pollster Says

19:20  19 may  2017
19:20  19 may  2017 Source:   Huffington Post UK

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Jeremy Corbyn would have a chance of beating Theresa May if only people under 50 were voting , a leading pollster has said . The latest poll of polls puts Labour on 31%, 16 points behind the Tories who could win around 390 seats on June 8.

Of those 25, Jeremy Corbyn managed a net positive rating in 2. His opposite number, Theresa May , managed to attain net positive ratings in every category, including - extraordinarily - those who voted Labour in the last general election.

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Jeremy Corbyn would have a chance of beating Theresa May if only people under 50 were voting, a leading pollster has said.

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But she has now said that it is ‘the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead’. While in terms of best Prime Minister, Theresa May continues to be the favourite, with 50% of people preferring her to Jeremy Corbyn , who is backed by 14% of voters .

If only every voter could meet Jeremy Corbyn personally, says Sunday Mirror political editor Nigel Nelson, they might vote for him.

The latest poll of polls puts Labour on 31%, 16 points behind the Tories who could win around 390 seats on June 8.

But Stephan Shakespeare, chief executive of polling firm YouGov, said those within Labour who blamed Corbyn for its bad polling should not dismiss him or his movement, given the support he had among younger people.

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“Important sections of the electorate really like [Corbyn], and feel he speaks for them,” he wrote in The Evening Standard.

“One of these groups is the young — Corbyn leads easily among the under-25s not just on policy but on ‘best prime minister’.

Labour could be worse off if they axed Jeremy Corbyn without thinking about how to replace him © Provided by Huffington Post Labour could be worse off if they axed Jeremy Corbyn without thinking about how to replace him “If the election were held only among the under-fifties, Corbyn could beat May.”

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On Monday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed a huge crowd in Leeds. Images from the event show that thousands of people gathered outside Brudenell Social Club, to hear the one and only 'Jez'. More: Jeremy Corbyn just gatecrashed Theresa May 's Facebook Live Q&A.

Every poll of the election has given the Tories a commanding lead but a YouGov poll for the Times on Thursday put Labour on 32%, its highest of the campaign so far but still way behind the Tories.

Corbyn’s allies are reportedly pushing for him to remain leader if Labour matches the 30.4% of the vote it achieved under Ed Miliband in 2015.

Shakespeare wrote that none of his company’s polling finds “shakes the near-certainty of a Tory victory”.

But he warned a defeated Labour it could be even worse off if it overthrew Corbyn without a clear idea of how to replace his mission.

“Scorning Corbyn and his supporters could be perilous, because voter groups who feel marginalised have shown themselves capable of flexing their muscles and ending up on top,” he wrote.

“If Labour after this election ejects not only Corbyn but his mission, without a clear idea of embracing both the centre of politics and the frustrated margins, they could be even worse off.

“Party loyalties across the spectrum are weaker than ever, and there is no security for any of them.”

More than 620,000 beat midnight deadline to apply for General Election vote .
Those leaving it late to apply included 246,000 under 25-year-olds and 207,000 in the 25-34 age bracket. As well as the final surge on Monday, more than 200,000 applied on Sunday.

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