Election Ordinary Brits back the Tories more than Labour as working classes send Boris on course for Commons majority


WORKING class Brits are throwing their support behind the Tories more than Labour.

Boris Johnsons party has seen a surge in popularity with ordinary people setting the PM on course to a secure a Commons majority, polling suggests.

Boris Johnsons party has seen a surge in popularity with ordinary people


The number of working class voters backing the Tories has increased from 35 per cent in 2017 to 43 per cent in 2019, a Telegraph poll reveals.

Labour seen as the working mans party has experienced a dip in support from 42 per cent two years ago to 28 per cent now.

Wealthy voters are less likely to back the Tories now, with 46 per cent in 2017 dropping to 40 per cent in 2019, the Savanta Comres survey suggests.

Jeremy Corbyns wealthy backers have also declined from 32 per cent to 28 per cent.


Mr Corbyns chances of reaching No10 may have been hurt by his partys stance on Brexit with liberal elite Remainers instead pledging their support to the Lib Dems.

The leftie-boss fencing sitting over our EU divorce has also seen him lose traditional Labour voters in working class area who have instead been attracted by Mr Johnsons vow to get Brexit done.

Mr Corbyn, a life-long Euro-sceptic, has faced continued criticism for his partys muddled Brexit policy.

If he reaches No10, the Labour boss plans broker a credible deal with Brussels and versus remaining in the EU.

Under the Leave option, the leftie-boss says he will spend months negotiating a new deal for the UK to stay an EU customs union and retain a close single market relationship.

He will then put both options back to the public with a second referendum – but has yet to say how the party would campaign.

The stats come after support for Mr Corbyn has dropped by 10 per cent with voters earning a household income of below 17,000, according to figures by the Centre for Social Justice.

Research by Savanta ComeRess suggests that the Tories are leading the polls by 10 points on 40 per cent of the vote, while Labour has 30.

This leaveS Mr Johnson on course to secure a Commons majority of 110.

The Tories would have 380 seats, Labour 194, Lib Dems 19, Scottish National Party 36, Brexit Party 0, Plaid Cymru 2, Green Party 1, according to Electoral Calculus.

A polling expert said that Mr Corbyn is a worse position than he was in the last election as the PM is potentially a much stronger performer than Theresa May on the campaign trail.

Sir John Curtice, a professor of politics at Strathclyde University, said: By the end of the (2017) election, (Mr Corbyn) almost has as many people thinking he was doing a good job as doing a bad job, and people approving or disapproving.

“But it’s all gone. He’s starting back from where he was and, sure, that doesn’t make it any easier for the Labour Party to win votes.”

He added: “The problem, of course, he has this time is that, although Boris is less popular than Theresa May, a) voters know more about him whereas at the end of the day Theresa May was a bit of blank sheet on which voters we saying ‘Oh well, she seems to be kind of all right’, but, second, Boris is … potentially a much stronger performer.”

Jeremy Corbyns popularity with working class voters has plummeted