The verdict is in on Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit game-playing: his favourability rating has fallen to an all-time low, according to YouGov.
A ‘peak Corbyn’ level of approval after the 2017 General Election has now declined to a -45 net rating, his worst ever.
Among those who voted Labour at the last election, only 47% now have a favourable opinion of the socialist MP, with 44% having an unfavourable view. That’s pretty dire.
Having refused to take a firm position on Brexit and instead disgracefully sought to opportunistically chop and change on everything from a Customs Union to a second referendum, YouGov highlight how badly this lack of decisiveness has gone down.
When it comes to why he has lost popularity, they explain that: “In most cases it wasn’t due to his position being too far towards Remain (just 3% thought this) or too far towards Leave (just 6% said this), but rather the fact that he doesn’t seem to have any position at all.”
Brexit indecisiveness is seriously damaging Jeremy Corbyn. Our new favourability survey finds the Labour leader on an all-time low of -45 – lower even than it was prior to the 2017 general election campaign https://t.co/qWKgFo1vTr pic.twitter.com/I6OVtCyocn
— YouGov (@YouGov) January 31, 2019
YouGov’s Chris Curtis has also said: “We have seen two dramatic shifts in Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity – a huge rise around the 2017 election, followed by a steady fall ever since.
“When we asked people who had turned against him, Brexit was mentioned overwhelmingly as a reason. It was about his indecisiveness, playing politics with Brexit and refusing to meet Theresa May.
“Labour has had a policy of constructive ambiguity about Brexit because they did not want to alienate their voters on either side of the debate, but that has proved to be a fairly destructive policy.”
The pathetic lack of leadership and refusal to stand up for a proper Brexit has shown Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership to be pretty feeble indeed. They can’t be allowed anywhere near Downing Street.