New analysis by YouGov highlights the extraordinary political gulf between Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters and the general public.
According to their research, Corbynites are overwhelmingly more left-wing and radical than the average British voter on a whole range of issues.
They found that Corbyn backers are almost three times more likely to support the nationalisation of utilities, free university education and the abolition of the monarchy than the average voter.
Eighty-six per cent of Corbynites said they strongly backed wholesale nationalisation, compared to just 31% of the general public. Sixty-one per cent backed abolition of the monarchy, as opposed to just 22% of the public. Overall, three quarters of Corbyn supporters described themselves as ‘left-wing’ compared to just 14% of the general population.
So how can we explain this huge divide between the modern Labour party and the people they hope to represent? And if Labour are drifting so far apart from the public, why do theirRead More »from The social media bubble behind the rise of Jeremy Corbyn