Jeremy Corbyn is behind Theresa May among Labour supporters

Ipsos Mori poll finds nearly half Labour supporters are dissatisfied with Corbyn

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Jeremy Corbyn is failing to please Labour Party supporters according to a new Ipsos Mori poll, which finds pro-Labour members of the public more satisfied with Tory Prime Minister Theresa May.

The poll found just 39 per cent of Labour supporters are satisfied with Corbyn’s performance as Labour leader, with nearly half (47 per cent) dissatisfied – a net result of -8.

This was worse than their opinion of Theresa May, with 45 per cent of Labour supporters satisfied with the Conservative Prime Minister’s performance and 29 per cent dissatisfied.

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(Corbyn ratings with Labour supporters)

Among the public overall, only one in four (25 per cent) are satisfied with Corbyn, with 58 per cent dissatisfied – a net score of -33.

Ipsos Mori notes this is up from -41 last month, but still behind former leader Ed Miliband’s rating after his first year, with 31 per cent satisfied and 47 per cent dissatisfied as of September 2011.

Corbyn support public Ipsos Mori

(Corbyn ratings with public)

The poll also finds a general ‘honeymoon period’ among the public on Theresa May’s new role as PM, with 54 per cent satisfied and just 19 per cent dissatisfied. May also has a majority 76 per cent satisfied result among Conservative Party supporters.

All polling suggests Jeremy Corbyn is hugely popular among Labour Party members. 85 per cent of local party groups recently endorsed him over leadership contest rival Owen Smith. 

But polls have consistently shown Corbyn is less popular among the wider public, including with people who voted Labour in the 2015 general election, 2.7 million of whom say they prefer Theresa May to Corbyn as Prime Minister.

A BMG poll this week found Smith was ahead of Corbyn with the wider public, with a 24 point lead for Smith on who would be a better Prime Minister, and 16 points ahead on who would make a better Labour leader.

See: Diane Abbott: Jeremy Corbyn’s vision can win a general election

See: I founded a Momentum branch – but will be supporting Owen Smith

11 Responses to “Jeremy Corbyn is behind Theresa May among Labour supporters”

  1. CR

    And with Owen Smith willing to sit down for a chat with islamofascists, we will continue to go backwards.

  2. Tony

    Is there a question:

    “Are you satisfied with the performance of the Parliamentary Labour Party?”

  3. john kierans

    IS IT ANY WONDER WITH A RIGHT WING BIASED MEDIA THAT WE HAVE IN THE UK.

  4. Luis

    No wonder. It demonstrates how an orchestrated media campaign to discredit Corbyn clearly influences people into believing what the establishment wishes.

  5. Robert Jones

    I’m a Labour supporter. I don’t do telephone surveys. I’m more satisfied with Corbyn than enthused by Smith, and I think Teresa May is a right-wing Tory whom no genuine Labour supporter could conceivably support if they were in their right minds.

    I know a lot of other Labour supporters, too. They’re of the same opinion.

    That doesn’t mean most of us think Jeremy Corbyn is Captain Wonderful, or that a certain discontent might not be making itself felt right now, but it does suggest that Ipsos Mori is about as accurate at guaging opinion now as it was in the election and in the EU referendum. In which, if you will recall, they were flaming useless.

    I expect the Daily Mail or Tory Central Office to lead with this sort of trivial yack, not a website which proclaims it believes the left foot should perhaps be inching forwards.

  6. Richard Honey

    Oh no, it’s the MSM to blame for everything. I thought that’s why the party employed expensive media officers to battle through that sort of bias. But not to worry. We’ll win the next election via social media.

  7. Mike

    The 39% that are satisfied with Corbyn must be easily pleased. Corbyn will win the leadership election and then lead Labour to an election disaster.

  8. Michael WALKER

    >Robert Jones.
    You should read about how opinion polls work. They are by no means perfect but your
    I’m a Labour supporter. I don’t do telephone surveys. I’m more satisfied with Corbyn than enthused by Smith, and I think Teresa May is a right-wing Tory whom no genuine Labour supporter could conceivably support if they were in their right minds. I know a lot of other Labour supporters, too. They’re of the same opinion”
    shows you just don’t appear to understand how Opinion Polls work.

    What you and your friends think is irrelevant if most of your friends are Labour supporters. – who are in a small minority in the UK.

  9. michigan

    Three women journalists critical of the government have been assassinated in Russia: Anna Politkovskaya 2006 poisoned in 2006 in Russia with polonium
    Anastasia Baburova killed by a bullet 2009
    Natalia Esemirova jounalist killed by a bullet en 2009
    And we would like a Prime Minister who is not willing to be critical of Putin?

  10. Maurice Neville

    May doesn’t have to pluck the knives from her back every day.The public are being instructed by Labour MPs on what to think of Corbyn who then use their propaganda success to try to undermine him further. It is beneath contempt.

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