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Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Is Divided And Conservatives Are Far More Financially Competent, Poll Reveals

Post by feelthelove on Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:31 pm

Nearly two-thirds of the public view Labour as divided following Jeremy Corbyn's first month as leader, according to a poll.

Research by ComRes for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror also gave David Cameron and George Osborne a commanding 19-point advantage over Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell on economic competence.

The findings, from interviews of 2,051 British adults, come after a difficult week for the fledgling Labour leadership which saw McDonnell perform an embarrassing U-turn after initially suggesting he would support the Government's new fiscal rules.



Furious MPs branded the change "shambolic", and 21 abstained from the key Commons vote on Wednesday - gifting the Conservatives a comfortable majority.

Corbyn has also been openly at odds with members of his shadow cabinet over his opposition to renewing Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent.

The poll found 64% thought the party was divided, with just 16% describing it as united.

The Tories, who have been facing their own splits over the looming EU referendum, were regarded as united by 43% and divided by 35%.

Cameron and Osborne were viewed as more trustworthy with the economy by 48%, while 29% opted for Corbyn and McDonnell.

Some 56% believed that Labour would borrow more money than the Conservatives if they were in power.

Just under half - 45% - agreed that a Labour government would lead to economic chaos. The equivalent figure in January 2011, when Ed Miliband was leader, was 42%.

However, people generally believed Labour was right to oppose austerity, by a margin of 40% to 32%.

Overall the Conservatives were ahead of Labour on voting intention by 42% to 29%.

The research also suggested London mayor Boris Johnson has a narrow advantage over Osborne as the public's choice to succeed Cameron as prime minister.

Some 39% said the mayor of London would make a better premier, against 33% who backed Osborne.

But the Chancellor leads by 48% to 34% among Conservative voters, while much of Johnson's support comes from Labour and Ukip voters.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/10/18/64-say-jeremy-corbyns-labour-is-divided_n_8324326.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Is Divided And Conservatives Are Far More Financially Competent, Poll Reveals

Post by eddie on Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:36 pm

FTL are you a tory?

What do you think of corbyn? He seems to be like marmite!

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Is Divided And Conservatives Are Far More Financially Competent, Poll Reveals

Post by feelthelove on Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:25 pm

eddie wrote:FTL are you a tory?

What do you think of corbyn? He seems to be like marmite!

I don't need a label Eddie. As for Corbyn, God help us if he ever gets elected. It won't happen fortunately, personally I'm surprised he has lasted this long. He seems to be backtracking on his opinions left right and centre.

I don't agree with many of his policies but at least before he was leader of the party he had conviction and stood up for what he believed in no matter what. I don't blame him in some ways, it's hard to be a leader. It's not a popularity contest, you can't be everyone's friend all of the time........except in politics, without popularity where are your votes????



If I'd voted for him hoping for change I would be bitterly disappointed. Not only does he seem to be compromising but his party has no confidence in him like many of the electorate No




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Re: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Is Divided And Conservatives Are Far More Financially Competent, Poll Reveals

Post by smelly-bandit on Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:58 am

corbyn will never be elected.

he is a rabble rouser nothing more, which as he is finding out is different to being the leader of the opposition.

its all very well and good being the romantic freedom fighter or the heroic rebel refusing to kneel, when you have a receptive audience, its quite a different thing when you have to convince the labour party, it would be easier herding cats.

and thats his problem,he spent his life shouting at adoring crowds and mistook this for some kind of messiah like charisma, but its easy to preach to the choir, when your audience ALREADY agrees with you, you can do no wrong.

now corbyn finds himself in charge the labour party which has people that fall into place all along the left right spectrum, so suddenly the crowd that corbyn is shouting at, is not so adoring or agreeable, so suddenly the unbending rebel finds himself having to kneel.


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Post by eddie on Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:01 am

But aren't the labour crowd the very people who voted him in?

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Post by smelly-bandit on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:17 am

eddie wrote:But aren't the labour crowd the very people who voted him in?

the labour rabble on the street are not elected MP's.

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