New BGM Poll Shows Majority Of People Prefer Jeremy Corbyn As PM
The Labour Party has taken a decisive lead in the polls, and the public now thinks Corbyn would make a better Prime Minister than Theresa May

Theresa May’s crisis has deepened today with a new poll showing Labour surging ahead of the Conservatives, while the public now also has a clear preference for Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister.

The exclusive survey for The Independent by BMG Research now has Labour five points ahead of the Tories, who are still reeling from a coup launched by ex-ministers to overthrow Ms May.

Mr Corbyn, fresh from a conference at which he cemented his position, has a two-point lead over Ms May in terms of who the public would prefer to be running the country.

The numbers represent a stunning reversal in fortune for both the Tories and Labour, and the poll heaps yet more problems on top of Theresa May, whose authority had already been undermined by Boris Johnson even before her catastrophic conference speech.

The under-fire PM also faces pressure from the European Union where leaders in France and Germany signalled they would not allow Brexit talks to progress on to trade.

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The study by BMG Research gives Labour a four-point increase to 42 percent, while the Conservatives fell two to 37 percent.

In a separate question on who would make the better Prime Minister, Theresa May fell two points to 30 percent, while Jeremy Corbyn rose four points to 32 percent.

Mr Corbyn’s own overall net approval ratings are at 0 percent, meaning as many people said they approved of his performance as leader as those who did not – a huge increase from the most recent poll, which put him at minus 10 percent. Ms May’s approval rating is at minus 19 percent.

The personal backing of Mr Corbyn also stands in marked contrast to a poll in mid-September, which revealed the party’s policies on things like the renationalisation of the railways and an end to the public sector pay cap were popular but the party were not yet seen as a “government in waiting”, and Mr Corbyn was not regarded as a potential Prime Minister.

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