Only one in four voters are satisfied with Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May's is still enjoying a honeymoon period, new polling shows

Just one in four voters are satisfied with Jeremy Corbyn’s performance as leader of the opposition, according to new polling published today.

Conducted by Ipsos-MORI for the Evening Standard, the poll gives the prime minister a net satisfaction rating of +27, with 54 per cent of people saying they are happy with her performance, and 27 per cent unhappy. Although this is an eight point drop from last month, it clearly indicates that the May government is still enjoying a honeymoon period.

In contrast, Corbyn has a net satisfaction score of -31 per cent, with 27 per cent satisfied with his performance and 58 per cent disatisfied.

On key attributes, Corbyn’s approval ratings have fallen since he took over as leader a year ago. Honesty is the one indicator on which he performs more highly then May, while on every other indicator — capable leader, good in a crisis, understands the concerns of ordinary people — he lags well behind.


On voting intention, Labour’s figures have rallied slightly, with 34 per cent to the Conservatives’ 40. And 46 per cent of respondents said they liked the Labour Party, up six points from this time last year.

Gideon Skinner, head of political research at Ipsos MORI commented:

“Theresa May’s honeymoon continues for now – she is more liked than David Cameron ever scored, and is an asset to her party in public opinion terms. But for Labour it’s the opposite, and will raise worries about the softness of their vote – although the party is more liked, one in four say they like the party but not the leader, including three in ten Labour supporters.”

See also: PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn grills PM Theresa May on grammar schools

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3 Responses to “Only one in four voters are satisfied with Jeremy Corbyn”

  1. Michael WALKER

    No NO NOOO>
    Opinion polls are wrong. UK voters LOVE Jeremy Corbyn and the pollsters have got it all wrong.

    Labour are in the lead in reality, the Tories are in disarray and Labour will win a 100 seat majority in 2020..

    This is just typical of the Establishment panicking about Corbyn’s popularity with voters and trying to persuade them otherwise..

  2. Imran Khan

    Absolutely Mr Walker. It’s all a right wing media conspiracy to fool the working class who, once the blinkers are off, will elect the UK Peasants and Workers Soviet. Or not as the case may be!

  3. Tony

    “On voting intention, Labour’s figures have rallied slightly, with 34 per cent to the Conservatives’ 40.”

    Bad news for Corbyn’s detractors. They will want to to re-double their efforts to destroy his leadership.

    I wonder how many Labour voters are satisfied with the PLP.

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