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The Tories are on the right track to win simply 36 seats on the General Election, with Labour bracing for a 398 majority, in response to a brand new ballot from revered firm YouGov this morning.

YouGov has discovered that, for the primary time because the day Liz Truss resigned as Prime Minister, the Conservatives’ assist has fallen under 20%.

Just 19% of voters plan on backing Rishi Sunak on the election, regardless of Tory MPs rallying behind the PM eventually night time’s 1922 Committee assembly.

Unlike the October 2022 ballot when YouGov final discovered the Tories on simply 19% assist, Labour sits at 44% in comparison with their monstrous 56% lead throughout Ms Truss’ downfall.

Reform, who have been much less of a political presence a yr and a half in the past, have as an alternative benefited from the droop in assist for Mr Sunak.

Richard Tice’s rebel right-wing occasion is now simply 4 factors behind the Conservatives, successful over 15% of voters.

Reform UK sees a cushty lead over the LibDems on 9%, and the Green Party on 8%.

Reacting to the surprising ballot this morning, Reform UK’s new MP Lee Anderson mentioned: “The gap is closing”.

In a swipe at Rishi Sunak he quipped: “At least one plan is working”.

Nigel Farage warned that the 4 level hole between his occasion and the Tories proves: “This insurgency is far bigger than UKIP”.

Lord Frost has now warned that whereas his occasion’s management “may or may not have a plan”, what is evident is that “the current strategy is not working and that the situation is getting worse not better”.

In a separate ballot final night time, ITV revealed that immigration is probably the most important causes that 2019 Conservative voters within the Red Wall won’t vote for the occasion once more.

When requested how the Tories have carried out since 2019, 54% instructed pollster Redfield Wilton that the Government has carried out worse than anticipated.

55% mentioned that the Conservatives took their 2019 vote as a right.

Asked what their motive is for saying they gained’t vote Conservative once more, 45% mentioned immigration is a “significant reason”, in comparison with 41% saying the NHS, 32% for the financial system and 31% for taxation.

Last night time Mr Sunak suffered one other blow because the Express revealed a pro-Boris Johnson MP had furiously slammed his colleagues who introduced down their 2019 election victor however now beg for unity.

Sir James Duddridge warned his colleagues’ WhatsApp chat: “Once we failed to back Boris we were f***ed. You reap what you sow”, earlier than storming out of the group.

The revelation got here as loyal Tory MPs placed on a present of unity on the 1922 committee, the place Mr Sunak took goal on the minority of Tory rebels who he mentioned have been “harming every one of us”.

He mentioned {that a} “small number” of Tories are making him “angry”, warning: “They aren’t just harming me, they are harming every one of us in this room”.

Tory MPs slammed the small variety of rebels by calling on them to “shut up” and warning they “harm us all”.