UK: Voting intention – 9th November 2021
Labour pulls ahead for the first time since January as Boris Johnson’s ratings sink further
The Conservatives have (just) slipped behind Labour in voting intention for the first time since January. The Tories have 36% (-1 from last week) vs. 37% for Labour (+1 on last week). This compares to a 5 point lead for the government in our poll immediately after the Budget.
The prime minister’s job approval continues to decline albeit only slightly since last week. Boris Johnson’s current net rating sits at -21 which is now the lowest we have ever recorded:
While Johnson’s net rating is now comfortably behind Labour leader Keir Starmer, the two leaders have an identical raw ‘approve’ number (30%) with the PM’s net rating lower due to much higher ‘disapprove’ numbers. Starmer has yet to fully reverse the damage caused to his ratings by poor local election results in May:
On the subject of second jobs, most voters believe that you should not be able to earn money as a lobbyist, consultant, banker or lawyer while serving as an MP and are even split on the idea of MPs continuing to work as nurses or doctors:
Full data tables are available here.