General Election 2017: who’s more likely to vote — Brexiteers or Remainers?
People who voted Remain in the EU Referendum are more likely to vote in the upcoming General Election, according to a new poll.
A Sunday Times/YouGov survey found that 76 per cent of those who voted to stay in the European Union say they are ‘absolutely certain’ to vote on June 8.
By contrast, 69 per cent of those who voted Leave say they will definitely to cast a vote.
According to the poll, 49 per cent of Leave voters will opt for the Conservatives in the election, while 42 per cent of Remain voters will back Labour.
Thirteen per cent of Remainers will vote for the Liberal Democrat, which has put its anti-Brexit stance at the heart of its manifesto.
Unsurprisingly, just three per cent of Leave voters intend to back Tim Farron’s party on June 8.
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The survey also found that just 50 per cent of those between 18-24 are ‘absolutely certain’ to vote in the upcoming election.
However, 77 per cent of those 65 and over picked the same option.
In that youngest group, 38 per cent of respondents say they will vote for Labour, compared to 18 per cent who will vote Conservative.
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By contrast, 53 per cent of the oldest group intend to vote Conservative, with just 14 per cent planning to vote Labour.
The results came as Labour continued to close the gap on the Conservatives amid controversy surrounding the announcement of Theresa May’s social care reform plans that resulted in an embarrassing U-turn.
Jeremy Corbyn said his party’s message is “getting through” to voters after the Tory lead was cut to single figures for the first time since a snap election was called on April 18.
A YouGov poll for The Sunday Times put the Tories on 44 per cent and Labour on 35 per cent — the highest showing for Labour in the polls since the Brexit vote last year.