Labour voters cautious ahead of disastrous Sunak polls
As the leadership of Rishi Sunak reaches past the 100-day mark, polls are emerging day after day that would suggest Labour are in its strongest position for decades.
If recent polls are to be believed, were there to be an election called tomorrow, Keir Starmer would be in power, and his Labour party would romp to a majority victory not seen since the days of the Tony Blair government.
In a recent YouGov poll for Times Radio, it puts Rishi Sunak at an approval rating of -18, the worst for a new prime minister in recent times.
Despite all of this, Labour voters still hold a large amount of trepidation. There is a feeling in the camp that although the opposition is looking like a government in waiting, the ship is one or two scandals away from sinking to another Tory fight in the polls.
It may be wise for voters to hold this trepidation, and in some cases, it is completely natural having fallen short at every election since the days of Gordon Brown – but this a feeling that hasn’t been experienced in a generation.
The word ‘scandal’ and the MP for Islington North Jeremy Corbyn have become almost conjoined in British politics of late, and this has become a buzzword for the current prime minister to beat the opposition front benches with.
The political smoking gun that is Corbyn seems to weigh heavy on the vision for the newest iteration of the Labour Party, however it is not this that will halt the march to government.
Starmer continues to have political capital and ‘open-goals’ thrown at him by the current Conservative government, be that the tax affairs of the now former party chairman Nadim Zahawi, or the bullying allegations levelled at Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab.
As long as Labour keeps its house in order, as for as long as the Tories try to rebuild from the dust of their administration, voters can find confidence in a Labour Party finally aligned behind its leader, and a party that is not only a fit and proper opposition, but a government in waiting.