Welsh adults divided on whether Jeremy Corbyn should stay as Labour Leader

In our latest opinion poll for Media Wales, a representative sample of the Welsh population was asked whether they thought Jeremy Corbyn should resign as Leader of the Labour Party.

While opinion in Wales is divided on the issue, slightly more Welsh adults think Jeremy Corbyn should resign (39%) than think he should remain as Leader (32%). Another 30% answered ‘don’t know’.

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Those most likely to feel Jeremy Corbyn should resign are:

• People living in the South Wales Valleys (Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent) – where almost half (48%) think he should go
• Older people – 48% of the 55+ age group think he should resign, compared with only 28% of 16-34s (although this age group is the most likely to be unable to comment)

There are clear differences in Jeremy’s Corbyn’s popularity in Wales by age and region:

• More younger people (16-34s) think he should remain as Leader than think he should resign (giving a net majority for him to stay of 7%)
• Likewise, more people living in Cardiff & SE Wales think he should stay than go (a net majority of 3% saying he should remain as Leader). In contrast, there is a clear majority in all other regions saying Jeremy Corbyn should resign (particularly in the South Wales Valleys and in North Wales, at 20% and 10% respectively)

Also, Jeremy Corbyn is more popular with the middle classes in Wales (ABC1s) than with the working classes (C2DEs) – only 2% more of ABC1s think he should resign than think he should remain as Leader, compared with a net majority of 12% saying this among C2DEs.

Interestingly, half of those living in Mid and West Wales (Powys, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion) couldn’t express an opinion – the higher level of ‘don’t knows’ in this area (50% compared with 30% overall) possibly signifies less interest / engagement with the Labour Party in these counties of Wales than in other areas.

 

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