11/27/2019, 1:05 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Most UK voters expect Tory win in election - poll

Most voters in the United Kingdom expect the Conservatives to win most seats in Parliament at the December 12 general election as 59% of respondents, 2 percentage more than in a previous survey, told an Ipsos MORI poll released on Wednesday that they see the Tories as the largest party after the election. However, 32% expect the Tories to win the most seats, but not a majority while 27% think Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be able to avoid a coalition government. Meanwhile, only 19% think Labour could win a majority at the election.

Despite the expectations, 34% said their opinion of the Conservatives is favorable, while 43% said it was unfavorable with the total net favorability declining to -9 compared to last week's -8. Labour is seen as favorable by 30% of the voters compared to 51% that see the party as unfavorable, with sentiment remaining almost unchanged.

The new poll comes as official statistics showed a surge in new voter registrations prior to the election, with analysts suspecting Labour could benefit from the inscriptions since a majority of the new voters were under 35.

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