Poll shows Labour and Tories could gain from polarised policy

Both Labour and the Tories would have more to gain than lose if they adopted more extreme policies on public spending, migration and American-led foreign wars, according to a poll by YouGov.

A fifth of voters said they were more likely to vote for Labour if they looked to grow the economy through a programme including public spending, while only 14 percent said the opposite.

The left-wing party could similarly gain from adopting the slogan “No More American Wars”, a measure of how unpopular the Iraq and Afghanistan wars fought by New Labour’s administration remain.

The poll also found a quarter of respondents were more likely to vote for the Tories if they hardened their policy on migration, compared to 17 percent less likely to do so.

However, two-fifths claimed that they would never vote for Labour regardless of its policy on public spending and foreign wars, with a similar amount saying they would not be swayed by the Tory policy on migration.

Jimmy Nicholls
Writes somewhat about British politics and associated matters. Contact jimmy@rightdishonourable.com

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