Boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour overtake Tories after Chequers Brexit showdown

Posted On: 
8th July 2018

Labour have leapfrogged the Conservatives in the polls after Theresa May's warring Cabinet backed her compromise Brexit plan.

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has overtaken the Tories in a poll
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According to a fresh study by Survation, support for Jeremy Corbyn’s party is now at 40%, a two-point rise in two weeks, with Theresa May’s Tories three points down on 38%.

The poll was revealed as frontbench tensions burst into the open, with Brexiteer ministers forced to concede ground to the Prime Minister as the Government agreed a united position on leaving the European Union.

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Mrs May’s Chequers deal on Brexit has won public support however, with 33% supporting her agreement, compared to 23% against, the survey for the Mail on Sunday shows.

But in a sign of contiued divisions over the issue, 35% think the compromise with the EU is the best deal Britain will get from Brussels, compared with 38% who say it is a 'sell-out'.

Meanwhile 38% say the deal is not faithful to the EU referendum result, compared to 29% who disagree.

In a boost for the PM however, 40% believe she saw off Boris Johnson in the personal battle of wills, compared to 13%.

Meanwhile 41% back Mrs May against 22% for Mr Johnson, on who is best suited to take on Mr Corbyn at the next election.

Just over a third (34%) think she should lead the Tories into the next election, compared to 22% who think she should quit now, while the same number thinks she should go one year after Brexit.