December 8, 2019 / 7:08 PM / a month ago

UK PM Johnson extends lead over Labour to 9 points: BMG poll

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a photograph with a supporter at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters Call Centre in central London, Britain, December 8, 2019. Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party’s lead over Labour has widened to nine points from six a week ago, according to a poll by BMG for the Independent newspaper published four days before Britain’s election.

The Conservatives are on 41% support, up two points, compared with the previous BMG poll published on Nov. 30.

Labour fell one point to 32%. The Liberal Democrats edged up one point to 14% and the Brexit Party was unchanged at 4%.

Other polls published over the weekend showed the Conservatives ahead of Labour by between eight and 15 points.

BMG polled 1,542 voters online between Dec. 4 and Dec. 6.

Reporting by William Schomberg; Editing by Costas Pitas and Jane Merriman

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