LabourList readers choose Corbyn in Labour leadership race | LabourList

Jeremy Corbyn is the runaway favourite in the leadership race among LabourList readers. Almost two in three – 62 per cent – will be choosing to re-elect the current leader in this year’s contest. Challenger Owen Smith was backed by only 33 per cent of people who took part in this week’s survey. This would see a slightly increased margin of victory for Corbyn, who won 59 per cent of the vote in last year’s contest against Liz Kendal, Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham. Our self-selecting survey of readers mirrors the most recent weighted data from YouGov, which showed a similar lead for Corbyn this week. Only three per cent said they were unsure who they were voting for, indicating the number of floating voters is fairly narrow at this late point in the campaigns. The same amount said they would not vote in the contest, giving reason to expect a large turnout. These low percentages suggest there is little opportunity for either candidate to improve their numbers. Similar numbers believe

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