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By Dods General Election Hub 2019

Boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour maintains poll lead over Tories despite wreath row

Boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour maintains poll lead over Tories despite wreath row
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Labour continues to outstrip the Conservatives in a new poll which gives Jeremy Corbyn's party a three-point lead. 


The Deltapoll survey for The Sun found that Labour remains ahead with a 40% share despite dropping two points, while the Conservatives remain unchanged on 37%.

The Liberal Democrats continue to languish in the polls, jumping just one point to 8%.

The new figures will be a boost for Mr Corbyn, whose party has spent weeks mired in a row about his account of a wreath laying ceremony in Tunisia.

However, the scandal may have damaged the Labour leader's personal popularity, with his approval ratings dipping 18 points to minus 35% while Theresa May jumps seven points to minus 26%.

Meanwhile, a new OnePoll survey found that 47% of voters think Labour has a serious problem with anti-Semitism, with 27% believing that the Labour leader is personally anti-Semitic, including one in ten Labour voters.

However 35% of the public do not believe that Mr Corbyn holds personally anti-Semitic views.

But the poll will make grim reading for the Labour leader as it reveals that 48% of voters do not believe his version of events about his attendance at a controversial memorial service honouring suspected Palestinian terrorists.

And 37% of voters feel that his involvement in the event makes him unfit to be Prime Minister.

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