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Tory sleaze stories only affected voting intention among highly engaged voters

  Conservative lead remains unchanged amongst those not following politics so closely With stories of sleaze within the Conservative party dominating news headlines for most of late April, the party’s positive results across England in last Thursday’s local election results may have come as a surprise to many who have been following these stories closely. Those who have been monitoring YouGov’s polling may have been less shocked, as our latest two voting intention polls – both fielded after broke stories aboutBoris Johnson’s flat and his alleged remarks on ‘letting the bodies pile high’ – showed no change in the Conservatives’ lead over Labour, with our latest figures putting the party 10 points ahead. TheRallings and Thrasher equivalent national vote share from the local election results estimated that the Conservative lead was 10 points, backing up the suggestion that the sleaze stories have not damaged the Conservative party when it comes to voting intention. It’s worth noting that .. Full story on 

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