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Corbyn’s problem: voters care more about competence than policy

The key lies in “valence” voting

By Peter Kellner  

Planning Secretary John Healey ( second left) and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn campaigning in Clapham, south London, ahead of the general election ©Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

Let us start—for perhaps the only time between now and 8th June—with some good news for Labour. Its broad approach to the UK’s departure from the European Union chimes with the public mood. On the issue at the heart of the election campaign, both the party and a majority of voters want a soft Brexit.

A few weeks ago, YouGov described two possible…

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