New research published today by the British Election Study (BES) has shown that the much talked about ‘Youthquake’ in the 2017 general election never happened. The BES is carried out after every election and collects a large amount of data from tens of thousands of interviews with actual voters, making it much more accurate than the pollsters and mainstream pudits.
Newly released data shows that voter turnout for 18-20 year olds actually DECREASED in 2017 election, breaking apart the pundit’s narrative that Corbyn inspired the youth to turnout and swung the vote in his favour. It goes to show that the youth are smart enough not to be conned by Corbyn’s bribes (paid for by you and me, the taxpayers) and can see that more spending by the government, with the national debt as high as it is, will only mean a BATTERED ECONOMY, FEWER JOBS and UNDERFUNDED PUBLIC SERVICES.
Corbyn did better than expected last election because people saw him as the only other option to a Tory party they were sure was heading for a huge win anyway, not because anyone really liked him.
The Tories should take note; sections of the Tory party thinking that they’ll win back their majority with ‘Diet Labour’ policies are very mistaken. If they want to win back the votes they lost at the general election they’ll need to inspire confidence across all age groups, but when they can’t inspire confidence in each other it’s hard to see them regaining the public’s confidence anytime soon.
Despite the Tories uninspiring perfomance, Labour can only manage to tie with the Tories in the polls, and Theresa May still had a 6-point lead over Corbyn when the public is asked who’d make the best Prime Minister. This all goes to show that despite a shock performance in 2017, Corbyn still has a long way to go if he hopes to ever be Prime Minister.