As a result of Rishi Sunak’s missteps, the lead that the Conservative party holds in the polls over the Labour party in the 100 most rural constituencies in England has shrunk to only five points, down from 39 points in the general election in 2019.
At the most recent general election, the Conservative Party secured 59 percent of the vote, which led to them winning 96 of the 100 seats up for election, while Labour only received 20 percent of the vote.
On the other hand, a study by Survation that was carried out in April and released yesterday had the Conservatives at 41% of the vote and the Labor Party at 36%.
According to the results of the study, seventy-one percent of people who indicated they would vote Conservative in 2019 also stated they expected to vote the same way in 2020. 85 percent of voters identified as Labour Party supporters.
The large reduction in the poll advantage over Labour is expected to trigger worries of severe Conservative losses in the party’s traditional heartlands at the next election. Many of the rural areas are Tory strongholds, and these anxieties are likely to flare as a result of the major narrowing in the poll lead over Labour.