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A new opinion poll released today puts the Greens at their highest level of support for two years. The poll, from Kantar Public puts support for the Greens in a General Election at 6%. The last time the Greens received a poll rating of 6% or higher was in March 2017.

Growing support

The Kantar poll is part of a wider trend of growing Green support. Britain Elects, which runs a rolling polling average service, put the Greens on 3.6% on March 11, up from 2.2% in January 2018. And it follows two polls conducted by BMG in January and February which put support for the Greens on 5%.

Whether the poll rating is a reflection of the public mood or an outlier will be tested as pollsters release new surveys in the coming weeks.

The poll will nevertheless be warmly received by Greens. It comes less than two months before crucial local elections taking place across England in May. They’ll be hoping to translate this support into votes, and get new Green councillors elected across the country.

Chris Jarvis

About Chris Jarvis

Chris is a writer and campaigner. He has been active in the student movement for almost a decade - working for two years as an elected Sabbatical Officer at the Union of UEA Students, and for two and a half years at student activist network People & Planet. A Green Party member since 2010, Chris has served on the Executive Committee of both the Young Greens and the Green Party of England and Wales. In 2014, Chris co-founded the progressive online publication The Norwich Radical, and in 2018 joined the writing team of The Canary. Chris is currently a Press and Communications Officer at We Own It.