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

Posted On: 
20th August 2018

Labour continues to outstrip the Conservatives in a new poll which gives Jeremy Corbyn's party a three-point lead. 

Labour remain ahead in the polls depsite a slump in popularity for Mr Corbyn
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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%.

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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.