UK PM Johnson has 14-point lead over Labour before election: YouGov poll
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 14-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a YouGov opinion poll published by broadcaster Sky News on Tuesday, ahead of an election on Dec. 12
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 14-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a YouGov opinion poll published by broadcaster Sky News on Tuesday, ahead of an election on Dec. 12.
Support for the Conservatives stood at 42% compared with Labour's 28%. The pro-European Union Liberal Democrats were on 15% and the Brexit Party was on 4%.
The poll used new methodology prompting candidates names in every seat and not offering the Brexit Party option for respondents in constituencies where the party will not have a candidate, Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates said.
Using YouGov's previous methodology, the Conservatives and Labour were unchanged at 39 and 26% respectively.
YouGov said it ran its survey of 1,619 voters between Nov. 11 and 12.
(Writing by William Schomberg. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)
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