But Ipsos MORI poll finds PM's approval rating down slightly
Theresa May’s Conservative Party has a 17 point lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in the latest YouGov poll.
Forty-two per cent of respondents saying they would vote Tory if there was an election tomorrow.
Just a quarter of respondents, or 25 per cent, said they would vote Labour, down three points from the last YouGov. The Conservatives are up by three points against the previous poll.
The poll was taken on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and coincides with the Prime Minister’s Brexit speech and Labour’s response.
A separate poll today from Ipsos MORI finds only one in four (26 per cent) are satisfied with Corbyn’s performance as opposition leader, while three out of five (61 per cent) are dissatisfied – a net approval rating of -35.
Theresa May’s honeymoon with voters appears to have ended, with a five per cent drop in her approval rating since Ipsos MORI’s last poll, from 50 per cent to 45 – leaving her with a net approval rating of +6.
The second poll was taken between January 13 and 17, so tells us nothing about the response to May’s Brexit speech.Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by becoming a Left Foot Forward Supporter today.