Tories on course to win general election, say polls

8 Jun 17

The Conservatives are on target to beat Labour in the general election but the size of the majority is unclear, according to final pre-election polls.

Leading pollsters including Survation, YouGov and ICM, have the Tory lead ranging from just 0.9%, indicating a possible hung parliament, to a more comfortable 13-point gap.

The Conservatives have always been expected to win the vote but Labour has narrowed the gap since the snap election was called in April.

The first YouGov poll just after the election was called put the Conservatives on a 24 point lead – placing support for the Conservatives at 48%, Labour on 24%, Liberal Democrats at 12% and Ukip on 7%.

A Survation poll at the start of this week showed Labour had almost drawn level with the Conservatives – placing the Conservatives on 42%, with Labour on 40%. The Liberal Democrats were on 6% and Ukip 3%.

Polls results are as follows:

Survation

Con 41.3%, Lab 40.4%, Lib Dem 7.8%, Ukip 2.4%

YouGov

Con 42%, Lab 35%, Lib Dem 10%, Ukip 5%, Green 2%

ICM

Con 46%, Lab 34%, Lib Dem 7%, Ukip 5%, SNP 5%, Green 2%

Surveymonkey

Con 42%, Lab 38%, Lib Dem 6%, Ukip 4%

Panelbase     

Con 44%, Lab 36%, Lib Dem 7%, Ukip 5%, Green 2%

BMG                 

Con 46%, Lab 33%, Lib Dems 8%, Ukip 5%

Kantar

Con 43%, Lab 38%, Lib Dem 7%, UKIP 4%, SNP 4%

Opinium

Con 43%, Lab 36%, Lib Dem 8%, UKIP 5%, Others 8%

 

In Conservative leader Theresa May’s last appeal to the public she repeated her promise to strive for the “right” deal for Britain in the Brexit negotiations.

“If we get Brexit right, we can build a Britain that is more prosperous and more secure. A Britain in which prosperity and opportunity is shared by all,” she said.

Leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn used his last message to the electorate before the vote to implore them to choose his party for a “better” country, “run in the interests of the majority; not the political and corporate elites”.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron pledged: “We will stand up for you on Europe, on schools and hospitals and to stop the heartless dementia tax.”

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said: “Now more than ever, it is vital to have strong SNP voices standing up for Scotland at Westminster.”

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