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Theresa May's popularity plunges below Jeremy Corbyn after election campaign

Theresa May's popularity plunges below Jeremy Corbyn after election campaign
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Jeremy Corbyn is now viewed significantly more favourably by the public than Theresa May, after a dramatic turnaround in perceptions of the two leaders since the snap election was called. 


The Prime Minister has plunged from a +10 net rating in April to -34 in today’s YouGov polling, which found 29% of people favourable and 63% unfavourable.

Over the same period, the Labour leader has improved from -14 to a neutral rating, with 46% of people viewing him favourably and the same viewing him unfavourably.

A similar pattern is seen in the opinions of the two leaders by the supporters of the Conseratives and Labour.

The proportion of Tory voters who view Mrs May positively has dropped from 85% in April to 57%, while Mr Corbyn’s favourability among Labour voters rose from 40% to 75%.

It follows a well received Labour election campaign which saw the Opposition gain seats and deny the Conservatives a majority.

Mrs May made her leadership credentials a central part of the Tory campaign but her popularity steadily declined after triggering the snap vote. 

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