Welsh poll showing a substantial revival in Labour fortunes, Today’s latest Welsh Political Barometer poll confirms the Labour fightback in the staunchest of its bastions.
There remain significant vulnerabilities for Labour. Even those polls that show their support rising significantly indicate that this greater success is based particularly strongly among younger voters.
Of course the young have long been more inclined to support Labour than the Conservatives, but the Labour advantage among 18-24 year old voters in the latest Welsh poll, running at approximately three-to-one, is particularly striking. But we also know that such younger voters tend to be less reliable in terms of turnout. Getting the vote out, among those voters who are hardest to turn out, will be key for Labour in this last week of the campaign.