Labour almost pull level as Tory opinion poll lead slumps by 16 points in a month

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5th June 2017

Labour has almost pulled level with the Conservatives after the Tory poll lead fell by 16 points in a month.

Jeremy Corbyn has enjoyed a surge in popularity during the election campaign.
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In a remarkable turnaround, Labour is now just one point behind going into the final two days of the election campaign.

The Survation poll for Good Morning Britain puts the Conservatives on 41%, with Labour on 40%. The Lib Dems are on 6%, with Ukip on 3%.

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That is a huge change from the beginning of May, when the Tories were on 47% and Labour were only on 30%.

In a further boost for Jeremy Corbyn, the proportion of voters who think he would make the best Prime Minister has increased from 21% to 36% over the past month.

However, he still trails Theresa May, who is on 50% - although that is down from 60% at the start of May.

The poll will pile fresh pressure on the Prime Minister, who has faced severe criticism for the performance of the Conservative campaign.

The Tories were consistently enjoying double-digit opinion poll leads before Mrs May called the snap election, but they have been eroded during the campaign.

A YouGov poll yesterday suggested the Conservatives could even fall 21 seats short of an overall majority on 8 June, leaving a hung parliament.

However, the Survation poll also found that 64% of voters believe the Conservatives will win a majority, with 23% believing it will be a large one.