Opposition Labor crushed the Tories in the election

Britain’s Labor Party recorded an unprecedented score since the end of the 1990s in a poll with a 33-point lead in terms of voting intentions over the Conservatives, who have been mired in a fiasco over the Liz Truss government’s tax measures.

Labor gathers 54% of voting intentions (+9 points), compared to just 21% for the Tories (-7 points), according to a YouGov survey for The Times published on Thursday. That would be the largest lead and score any party has enjoyed since the late 1990s, according to Times and Polls.

According to YouGov, this improvement is particularly explained by the proportion (17%) of voters who voted Conservative in the 2019 elections – then a victory for the party led by Boris Johnson – who now say they are prepared to vote Labour. They also benefit from the indecision of this same electorate (26%) and the fall in voting intentions of the Liberal Democrats.

The study was carried out with a sample of 1,712 adults on September 28 and 29, after announcements of massive tax cuts that put the UK on the brink of financial crisis. Two other polls put Labor ahead of the Conservatives by 19 points (Deltapol) and 21 points (Survation).

Britain’s Labor Party has been in opposition since Gordon Brown, Tony Blair’s successor, failed to win a majority in the 2010 general election.

As Labor leader for two years, Keir Starmer has adopted a more centrist stance compared to his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn.

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