I asked YouGov to carry out a poll of Unite members, which they did on Thursday and Friday of this week. I polled the Labour party membership back in February and the British public back in December. On each occasion I have sought to understand how they view Jeremy Corbyn. I have my own view, which many will already know, but I don’t just want to use my own opinion. I have paid for, and published, each of my polls so my readers can see for themselves and come to their own view. I do again now.

There have been some fairly extreme reactions to the Unite poll. Those of us who either commission or report on polls have had to learn to deal with such reactions. I have to say this is thankfully a minority view for the most part, although if you spend enough time on Twitter you’d think not. I would hope most of my readers have the sense to treat each particular strand objectively regardless of what your opinions of Mr Corbyn are.

So, to the poll itself. Click HERE to see the tables themselves. The link contains methodological details.

The first question we asked the Unite members we polled was: “Do you think that Jeremy Corbyn is doing well or badly as leader of the Labour party?”. Almost two-thirds (65%) of the Unite members think Mr Corbyn is doing badly.Similar proportions feel the same regardless of the age, region and voting behaviour of the respondent. Only amongst female Unite members was this trend different, with fewer (53%) of them thinking Mr Corbyn was doing badly. On Thursday a Times / YouGov poll reported that almost a half (48%) of Labour party members thought Mr Corbyn was doing badly.

The second question we asked the Unite members we polled was: “Do you think that Labour currently is or is not on course to be in Government after the General Election in 2020?” Over two-thirds (69%) of the respondents thought that Labour were not on course to be in government. Once again this is consistent across the demographic groups with the eception of female Unite members; although even here the clear belief is that Labour is not heading for government.

The third question we asked the Unite members we polled was: How likely or unlikely do you think it is that Jeremy Corbyn will ever become Prime Minister?. Again the large majority (79%) think it unlikely that Mr Corbyn will ever become prime minister.

The fourth question we asked the Unite members we polled was: If Jeremy Corbyn remains leader of the Labour party, how likely or unlikely do you think it is that they will win the next general election? Over two-thirds (69%) think it unlikely.

The fifth question we asked the Unite members we polled was: If Jeremy Corbyn was replaced as leader of the Labour party, how likely or unlikely do you think it is that they would win the next general election? Replacing Mr Corbyn does appear to increase the likelihood of Labour winning the next general election according to the respondents, but even still over half (54%) of the Unite members we polled still thought it unlikely Labour wins in that scenario.

The sixth question we asked the Unite members we polled was: Do you think Jeremy Corbyn should or should not continue as leader of the Labour party and fight the next general election? Almost half (49%) of the respondents thought Mr Corbyn should step down now; as did those Unite members which voted Labour in 2015 (48%).

The seventh question we asked the Unite members we polled was: And who do you think should replace Jeremy Corbyn? This question was obviously only put to those members which had previously stated that Mr Corbyn should step down. Almost a third (32%) of the respondents didn’t know who they would vote for in that scenario. The most popular other potential candidate was Angela Eagle with 15%. Ms. Eagle was particularly popular in London and thw North.

The eighth and final question we asked the Unite members we polled was: If there were another Labour leadership election, how likely, if at all, is it that you would vote for Jeremy Corbyn? 38% said they definitely would NOT vote for Mr Corbyn whilst 35% said they definitely would.