Hapless Sir Keir Starmer’s poll rating plunges after a fortnight of bungles for Labour


SIR Keir Starmer has seen his ranking plunge in the polls after a terrible fortnight of bungles.

Polling for Ipsos MORI showed the Tories taking the lead in front of Labour again amid a vaccine bounce for Boris Johnson.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer sees his ranking plunge in a poll by Ipsos MORI

Yesterday Sir Keir Starmer admitted the party had “a long way to go” before the next election.

The public was divided as to whether he had a “clear vision” or had given people a reason to vote Labour.

Sir Keir Starmer polled better than his predecessors on leadership qualities – including Jeremy Corbyn or Ed Miliband.

But voters still preferred Boris Johnson as PM – with 44 per cent of the vote compared to Sir Keir Starmer’s 29 per cent.

A poll of polls has shown the Labour boss’ poll ratings dropping since a peak last summer – with approval ratings dropping from +27 down to +9, Opinium research showed.

And YouGov showed the leader of the opposition is sliding backwards on the question of “who would make the best PM” after originally soaring ahead of Boris Johnson by five points.

Now the two leaders are neck and neck – with 33 per cent of the vote each.
And three in ten are still undecided or don’t know.

Their polls also showed the Tories, now on 41 per cent, have pulled back ahead of Labour, now on 37 per cent, by four points since their last poll.

It comes after a difficult fortnight for the Labour boss. Last week he was forced to hold his hands up and admit he was wrong when he demanded that the PM retracts claims he’d wanted to stay in the European Medicines Agency.

The latest research shows that the Tories are taking the lead again amid a vaccine bounce for Boris Johnson

Voters prefer Boris Johnson as PM, with 44 per cent of backing him, compared to 29 per cent for Sir Keir

However, Sir Keir polled better than his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn on leadership qualities

The PM and Labour boss got into a heated exchange after PMQs, but Sir Keir Starmer later stood down, admitting he had misheard him.

This came after a leaked report revealing secret plans to focus more on the UK flag and patriotism to woo back voters in a strategy switch up.

He was also accused of opportunism after demanding that teachers jump the queue to get the vaccine.

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