Monday, May 29, 2017

Age Is The New Political Dividing Line


YouGov polling shows that if only people under 50 voted it is likely that Corbyn and Labour would win the election.

The Conservatives have a strong lead among the over 50s and a staggering 49% lead among the over 65s. By contrast Labour are 19% ahead amongst the 18-24 year-olds.

YouGov's analysis shows that for every 10 years older a voter is, their chance of voting Tory increases by around 8%.

Their analysis has concluded that age not class or income is the new dividing line in British politics. 

While the Conservatives have a dominant led among richer income groups they also have a lead among lower income groups as we can see below.