Voting Intention: Con 18%, Lab 44% (30 Apr - 1 May 2024)

May 02, 2024, 8:36 AM GMT+0

Latest YouGov Westminster voting intention figures

The latest YouGov/Times voting intention poll has the Conservatives on 18% (-2 from 23-24 April) while Labour are on 44% (-1).

This represents the lowest Conservative vote share of this Parliament - the last time we recorded a lower vote share for the Tories was in the tumult around the 2019 European Parliament elections. This vote share also matches the lowest Labour ever received under Jeremy Corbyn - from about the same time period in the summer of 2019.

Elsewhere, Reform UK are on 15% (+2), the Lib Dems are on 10% (+1) and the Greens are on 8% (+1).

The Tories are on their lowest vote share across a whole host of demographics. This includes those who backed them at the last general election, of whom currently only 43% say they intend to do so again.

They are at their lowest ebb among over-65s (31%) and 50-64 year olds (18%), as well as men (16%), working class voters (19% in C2DE households), and in England generally (18%) as well as every regional grouping thereof.

Tory support among Leave voters has also reached a new low, indeed having dropped so far that they are now fractionally behind Labour among Leave voters (27% and 28% respectively) – Reform UK are picking up the most voters from this group, at 32%.

Keir Starmer continues to lead in terms of who Britons think would make the best prime minister. One in three (34%) choose the Labour leader (+1 from the last time we asked on 10-11 April) compared to 18% for Rishi Sunak (no change). This is also Rishi Sunak’s joint-lowest ever score, one which he has achieved several times since late last year.

He is, at least, spared from performing worse than Liz Truss, whose worst ever ‘best prime minister’ showing was 13% shortly prior to her departure.

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