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Theresa May poll ratings worst for any Prime Minister one month after election

Theresa May poll ratings worst for any Prime Minister one month after election
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Theresa May's popularity with voters is the lowest for any Prime Minister so soon after a general election, a new poll has found.


The Ipsos Mori survey showed that just 34% of British adults are satisfied with the job she is doing - down a staggering 22 points since she called the snap election in April.

A total of 59% of voters say they are dissatisfied with the job she is doing in Number 10.

According to the respected polling firm, her -25 satisfaction rating is the worst ever recorded by a Prime Minister just a month after an election.

The findings are yet another blow for Mrs May, who saw her decision to call an election blow up in her face when the Conservatives lost their Commons majority.

Meanwhile, 44% of voters are satisfied with the job Jeremy Corbyn is doing, up five points in the past month.

The proportion who are dissatisfied with his performance has dropped by five points to 45% over the same period, giving him an overall rating of -1.

The poll also found that 75% of Labour supporters now back Mr Corbyn, compared to 66% of Tories who are happy with Mrs May.

However, the Conservative leader does still have the edge over the Labour boss when it comes to who the public see as the best Prime Minister. Some 46% back her, compared to 38% who would prefer to see Mr Corbyn in Downing Street.

Overall, Labour are on 42%, just ahead of the Tories on 41%, with the Lib Dems on 9%, Ukip on 3% and the Greens on 2%.

Gideon Skinner, head of political research at Ipsos MORI, said: "The turnaround in Theresa May’s ratings is unprecedented in our previous data on Prime Ministers - from a historic high at the start of the campaign to a historic low just one month after an election, while also seeing her position among her own party supporters weakening and Jeremy Corbyn's campaign surge continuing.

"Having said that, she still has the edge as most capable PM among over-35s."

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