Comment: Corbyn takes early lead in Labour leadership race
In YouGov’s first Labour leadership poll, Jeremy Corbyn leads with Andy Burnham close behind
Jeremy Corbyn could be Labour’s next leader. Until a few weeks ago I never imagined I would write such a sentence; but the figures from YouGov’s poll for The Times make that outcome distinctly possible. Before discussing the views of party members and supporters in more detail, let me address the obvious riposte – in the light of the polls’ performance in this year’s general election, why should we trust these latest figures?