The YouGov poll found that voters, who previously told the polling company they choose Labour in the 2017 election, abandoned the party over Jeremy Corbyn.
It found that 35 percent saw the leadership or Jeremy Corbyn as the primary reason they did not vote for Labour in the 2019 general election.
The Labour Party’s controversial Brexit policy was the reason 19 percent of respondents decided not to back the party again according to the poll.
Jeremy Corbyn was crushed in the 2019 election
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn during the state opening of Parliament
The party’s economic competence (16 percent), as well as tactical voting (10 percent), were other reasons why Labour was abandoned, the poll found.
Meanwhile, 20 percent of respondents selected the ‘other’ option.
The YouGov poll took place between 13 to 17 December and asked 496 adults who voted for Labour in 2017, but not for the party in 2019.
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Labour erupted into bitter infighting, with former leader Tony Blair not waiting long before launching a thunderous attack on Mr Corbyn.
During a speech nearly a week after the election result, he said Labour had gone into the Election with a “strategy for defeat”
He said: “The result has brought shame on us. We let our country down.”
He said the performance by Labour at such a crucial time in British politics was “unforgivable”.
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The result has brought shame on us. We let our country down
Mr Blair said Labour’s challenge was to become a “modern progressive coalition” with the ability to win and hold power or admit it had “exhausted its original mission”.
He urged moderates in the opposition Labour Party to grab back control from outgoing leader Jeremy Corbyn whom he said personified a brand of “quasi-revolutionary socialism” that had failed.
“(This) never has appealed to traditional Labour voters, never will appeal to them, and represented for them a combination of misguided ideology and terminal ineptitude that they found insulting,” Blair said.
General Election 2019 results
“It’s essentially a cry of rage against the system. It’s not a programme for government. To win power we need self-discipline, not self-indulgence.”
“The takeover of the Labour Party by the far left turned it into a glorified protest movement with cult trimmings, utterly incapable of being a credible government,” Blair said. “The result has brought shame on us.”
The Labour Party won just 203 seats in the 2019 election and saw its vote share fall by 7.8 percentage points to 32.2 percent while Mr Johnson’s Conservatives won 365 seats, up 47, on 43.6 percent of the vote.
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The party will now likely enter a tense leadership contest with MPs likely to clash on the best way to take the party forward.
So far, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry and Shadow Treasury Minister Clive Lewis have suggested they will enter the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as the leader.
But, Yvette Cooper, the chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, is said to be considering it, as is Tottenham MP David Lammy.
Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Angela Rayner are also tipped to enter the race.
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