Snap poll finds Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn drew the ITV Leaders Debate
- Viewers of the first televised election debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn were split down the middle on who performed best.
- A snap YouGov poll found that 51% of viewers believed Johnson won and 49% believed Corbyn performed best.
- The findings come despite a clear lead in voting intention polls for Johnson's Conservative party.
- The two leaders clashed on Brexit, the NHS and their personal characters.
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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are neck-and-neck in the race to win over the British public, with viewers of the first televised general election debate between the two men split down the middle on who performed best.Recent polls have shown Johnson's Conservative Party with a clear lead over Corbyn's Labour party, with Johnson's personal ratings well ahead of Corbyn's.Advertisement
However, a YouGov poll of viewers following the ITV Leaders Debate on Tuesday found they were almost equally divided on which leader was more impressive.
The snap poll found that 51% believes that Johnson had performed best in the debate, while 49% thought that Corbyn came on top.Our Brexit Insider Facebook group is the best place for up-to-date news and analysis about Britain's departure from the EU, direct from Business Insider's political reporters. Join here.
"Leaving aside your own party preference, who do you think performed best overall in tonight's debate?"- YouGov (@YouGov) November 19, 2019
Boris Johnson - 51%
Jeremy Corbyn - 49%
(Figures rebased to exclude don't knows)
Further results to follow shortly at: https://t.co/begsQeyYOn pic.twitter.com/WHZivErxlE
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