Polling found voters it Tory-held marginals were unsure about the party’s efficiency and ability in a crisis, and said the party doesn’t know what it stands forby Prospect Team / June 15, 2018 / Leave a comment
Published in July 2018 issue of Prospect Magazine
Recent polling showing that fewer and fewer voters think Jeremy Corbyn is the best person to be Prime Minister will have reassured the Conservatives.
But do they have a bigger problem on their hands?
Exclusive polling commissioned by Prospect magazine and carried out by Delta Omnibus has found that many voters in Tory-held marginals have doubts about the party.
In Conservative-held seats where the Tories have a majority of less than 10 per cent, polling found voters were unsure about the party’s efficiency and ability in a crisis, and said the party doesn’t know what it stands for.
The poll, which surveyed 1906 people, found that 52 per cent of people in those marginal seats agreed that the Conservative party is “bad in a crisis” (only 34 per cent believed it was “good in a crisis,” with 14 per cent saying they didn’t know).
Similarly, 55 per cent agreed that the Tory party “has forgotten what it stands for”—and 61 per cent agreed that the party is ineffective.
Only 28 per cent of voters in Tory marginals believe that the party knows what it stands for. 25 per cent believe the party gets things done.
The numbers come alongside other findings suggesting that voters are more likely to believe the Conservatives stand for bankers and billionaires than housewives or small business owners.
One result which will particularly worry May’s team found that 55 per cent of people in Tory-held marginals said that the Conservative party was “not concerned with promoting…