Corbyn's Labour is much less popular with working class voters than Blair's Labour

Corbyn's Labour is much less popular with working class voters than Blair's Labour

It's often been said that Blair lost the working class vote for Labour - but did he really?

We'll be investigating this in the coming weeks.

But as a first step, we took Ipsos MORI's last poll before Tony Blair resigned and compared it with their latest poll.  Among working class voters, Blair's Labour - after a decade in power - was 20 points ahead of the Conservatives.  Labour were on 51% compared to the Tories' 31%.

Fast forward to March 2017, and the picture is very different.  Labour is, in fact, behind the Tories among working class (C2DE) voters.  The latest Ipsos MORI Political Monitor, taken in mid-March, puts the Tories on 37% while Labour trail at 32%.

Just something to note...

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