Jeremy Corbyn holds stronger leadership rating than Theresa May, poll finds

Jeremy Corbyn holds stronger leadership rating than Theresa May, poll finds

Jeremy Corbyn has a stronger leadership rating than Theresa May

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn currently holds a stronger leadership rating than Theresa May, according to a poll for The Independent.

BMG Research found that Corbyn's net satisfaction rating is better than May's and this is thought to be due to the results of the general election and arguments within the Cabinet about Brexit.

Both Labour and the Conservatives came out with equal results on voting intentions in the survey, as both had support from nearly four in 10 voters.

However, during the next two weeks party conferences are set to begin and both leaders are facing low satisfaction ratings according to the survey.

Only 45% told BMG Research that they are satisfied with the Labour leader's performance, giving him a net figure of minus 10.

Whereas the Tory leader has received a net satisfaction rating of minus 18 as only 41% said her performance was satisfactory.

When the survey group were pressed for answers about which party they would vote for if there was an election now, 38.9% answered Conservative and 38.3% said Labour.

Whilst 8% said Liberal Democrats, 6% answered Ukip and 4% supported the Green Party.

Discussion of a leadership challenge in the Labour Party has relented, however there is a split in the Conservative Party over Brexit and previous reports claimed Boris Johnson wanted to launch a leadership bid.