New polling says it’s time for a coup against Keir Starmer

A graph from YouGov and Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer has been leading the Labour Party for just over a year. And judging by the latest opinion polls, this means that a coup is incoming – well only if you judge him by the standards Labour MPs held Jeremy Corbyn up to – obviously.

Starmer: approval shot to pieces

As Stats for Lefties tweeted, Starmer is now facing his worst approval rating ever:

YouGov’s polling shows the “don’t knows” have been steady in recent months:

Starmer overall approval rating

The polling also says that Starmer definitely doesn’t “look like a PM-in-waiting”:

The Labour leader also has a -27 net approval rating with 18-24-year olds. And he’s not even doing well with Labour voters. Boris Johnson, however, is riding high with Tories:

Stats for Lefties made some more crucial points. For example, they pointed out that:

During the leadership election, dozens of Starmer fans told me that Rebecca Long-Bailey was unelectable because her net approval was -16.

Anyway, Starmer’s latest approval rating is -24.

But it’s the comparisons to Corbyn’s leadership that are most telling.

Corbyn: a year in

The former Labour leader’s ratings a year into his tenure were worse than Starmer’s. Corbyn’s net approval rating was -40 in September 2016. But viewing the data in more detail, there are some interesting points. For example, let’s look at the north. This is where Labour needs to do well due to the Tories smashing of the so-called “red wall“. In September 2016, Corbyn’s net approval rating here was -33. Starmer’s is -26:

Starmer Approval North

Yet for the “doing well” question, there is only one percentage point difference between Corbyn and Starmer (24% versus 25%). This is not where Starmer needs to be in the north. Moreover, Starmer is losing the 18-24-year-old approval. Corbyn’s ratings were:

  • Doing well: 28%.
  • Badly: 46%.
  • Don’t know: 26%.

This made his net approval -18. Starmer’s is currently -27. Furthermore, 37% of 18-24-year-olds said they “don’t know” if Starmer is good or not:

Starmer 18 24 years

But perhaps most crucially, as Stats for Lefties said:

In April 2016, just two months before Keir Starmer backed a coup against the elected Leader, Jeremy Corbyn’s net approval with YouGov was -22.

In April 2021, Starmer’s net approval with YouGov is -24.

The point being this.

Where’s the ‘chicken coup’?

Let’s judge Starmer by the same standards as many people did Corbyn. On that basis, if the current Labour leader’s approval ratings continue to decline, then backbench MPs should launch a coup in the next few weeks.

As The Canary reported at the time, in summer 2016 172 Labour MPs voted “no-confidence” in Corbyn. 44 frontbenchers quit. One of them was Starmer. So – surely it’s soon going to be time for him to face the same treatment? Well, maybe not – given that Starmer has been frantically purging left-wing people from the party. But if his ratings continue to collapse, then people will surely start asking questions. Won’t they?

Featured image via YouGov – screengrab and Sky News – YouTube

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    1. No, because behind Herr Starmer there is the CFR, and most of the Global power, whereas Corbyn only had the little people of Britain power. Sieg Starmer could be on -100% points, and he still won’t be out. Corbyn could have been on +84%, and they’d STILL have said he couldn’t win and must leave.

      It’s not about truth, dear chap.

      Corbyn gave them a nasty shock, the idea that UK tax-money be used to improve the lives of the UK population is as horrifying to ‘them’ as the idea of Iranians benefitting from their own oil income.

      They also know damned well that such a govt will be incredibly popular, in the teeth of every lying corporate media outlet.

      ALL monies must go the .1% (and their loyal lackeys, natch), and the poor must be screwed so the ruling class can feel ‘superior’.

      Labour is OVER as a socialist vehicle, as Jeff says above, even removing the odious Seig Starmer will almost certainly entail a replacement by an equally odious slimy mouthbreather like Cooper – or any of the rest of the shallow, insincere, Blairite Brigade.

      1. Yes I’d say your right about another Blair, Starmer being the leader working on the same adgenda. The Labour Party now likes it and I haven’t any reason to think they will be a success in the utterly 21st century where dark traditions pf power are falling by the wayside.
        Interesting how that happened in broad daylight with parliamentary democracy becoming so unpopular for 30 years.Oppressed means you learn slow. Too slow here.
        A new Party where all the benefits of a wide spred prosperity is finally recognised as it was in the 12th century which brought us things like civilization, creativity. The military conquerer claims all for his own even when it didn’t have anything to do with it , never to replicate it only to enforce what is there.
        The Lords of their small realms said why should I read a book when I have a sword? Most were illiterate but one can be sure they never slaughtered the talented amourers etc. Use everyone as is your due In your name.
        Young people who are now educated may take a stand never to work for the dark side of our nature like the current Labour Party does.

    2. Thatcher offered Dr “Death” Owen the governor-generalship of Hong Kong if he formed the SDP and kept her in power; what did Johnson offer Starmer? A bunch of company directorships? A peerage? or a free pass to the Tory party’s secret private paedophiliac brothel?

    3. Starmer has been hard at work purging those in favor of Corbyn members One could say it’s in his game plan so a coup isn’t going to work to bring back any idea of what Labour has been. So many people voted for him, So who’s their next leader if he goes?
      Same program I’ll bet just not Starmer.
      Its beyond left/right politics this game.
      Its a military conquest of the little people who make it all happen for the ruling classes and those who desire class, presumed wealth.
      No wars are going on to use anyone through Nationalistic Propaganda and with their impulse for violence so strong they have turned upon their own people. The only talent they have is in fooling people with lies that its all about having a Sovereign State which is distinctly British.
      Which it isn’t at all. It’s a new global state run for the rich only.
      You can kiss your individuality as English goodbye no matter who replaces Corbyn.
      Those who voted for Starmer are blind to being fooled by Brexit as meaning you’ll have a Sovereign State to be proud of.
      A “coup” the article is wishing for won’t make any difference here I’m afraid.

    4. Of course, the Labour right will blame the left: they have been disloyal; they have criticised the elected leader. What is happening is exactly what Michael Foot observed in the early 1980s: the one thing you aren’t allowed to have is democratic socialism. Foot was quite right. An honourable man by parliamentary standards, he was slaughtered by the media. That leather-tongued peddler of antipodean vulgarity Clive James called him ” a floppy doll on Benzedrine. The Establishment won’t let the people vote for thoroughgoing change, so bow do we get it? Well, the Establishment wouldn’t have let Banksy into art galleries. So what did he do ?

    5. Of course, the Labour right will blame the left: they have been disloyal; they have criticised the elected leader. What is happening is exactly what Michael Foot observed in the early 1980s: the one thing you aren’t allowed to have is democratic socialism. Foot was quite right. An honourable man by parliamentary standards, he was slaughtered by the media. That leather-tongued peddler of antipodean vulgarity Clive James called him ” a floppy doll on Benzedrine. The Establishment won’t let the people vote for thoroughgoing change, so how do we get it? Well, the Establishment wouldn’t have let Banksy into art galleries. So what did he do ?

    6. I have very little to say on the matter, which is unusual.. its because others seem to be aware of and posted what i was going to say. But, if you look in legislation over the years ever since the zionist blair started to put laws acts etc in place, then they have been added to drip fed over the years, by amendments on a timer. The next upcoming thing will be the mental health act used in conjunction with the militarised police, who kick the doir in. When you react, your deemed mentally unstable and enter the gov approved guardian to take your children away. Oh yes its already in place. The guardian can be anyone from a pedo to a nut job. Check out the legislation. You cant say it was not planned, because the legislation says otherwise. While your there look at the welsh ministers and their intended role in the upcoming Zionist communist rule under the one world gov of the zionist owned UN. You will own nothing and be happy, and if your not, its wega time. Re education camps, ie fima camps, concentration camps goulags, the zionists owned them all . Welsh spring water from the northern reservoirs. Dont mention fluoride. Yes thats even in there too.

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