Conservative lead narrows to three points in latest poll

Corbyn enjoys highest ever leadership approval ratings

Labour have pulled even closer to the Conservatives, according to YouGov’s latest voter intention poll, closing the gap to just three points.

The poll puts the Conservatives on 42 per cent (-1) to Labour’s 39 (+3), the closest margin recorded by any pollster so far in the campaign. It comes a day after a new YouGov model predicted a hung parliament, with the Tories remaining the biggest party but falling 15 seats short of a majority.

The ‘best prime minister’ numbers also indicate that the race is shifting. Although Theresa May still holds the lead, with 42 per cent of respondents backing her as prime minister, this is her lowest rating so far. Meanwhile, Corbyn is up to 30 per cent, his strongest ever performance.

All the major pollsters are showing a dramatically tightening race, although the Conservatives are still ahead by all estimates.

See also: Theresa May is less trusted among LGBT voters than any other major party leader

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